Out of the Box Garden Thinking

July 29, 2011

It may look like a pizza box, but inside is not a pie but rather all one needs to grow what could become the pizza’s veggie toppings, and more. ALLOTINABOX™ is a super cool GYO kit complete with information to … Read More...

Wetropolis in Sinking City of Bangkok

July 28, 2011

Bangkok is sinking. According to the head of Thailand’s National Disaster Warning Center, Meteorologist Smith Dharmasaroja, by 2030 much of Bangkok will lie under 1.5 meters (5 feet) of seawater.

Architects Songsuda Adhibai, Ponlawat Buasri, and Taylor Lowe of Bangkok-based … Read More...

Green Seating for the Concrete Jungle

July 27, 2011

Another newcomer to the world of dual purpose indoor/outdoor furniture: Crafted from GFRC (glass fiber reinforced concrete), reclaimed Douglas Fir, and steel, indoor/outdoor planter and bench “14 Carats” is a concept at the intersection of “high craft and geometry” to … Read More...

Burro’s Tail Hangs Out

July 26, 2011

Paris Lowitz, a recent graduate from the Carnegie Mellon University School of Design, designed this elegant styrene plastic plant vessel for the Burro’s Tail plant. Her vessel is suspended from a thin wire “to accommodate the Burro’s Tail natural … Read More...

Natural Wood Log iPod and iPhone Dock

July 25, 2011

Technology meets rustic nature with this handcrafted iPod and iPhone dock made from a naturally fallen log. It’s both a charge/sync dock and an amplified speaker system. Each of the three logs is a functional part of the system, with … Read More...

Indoor and Outdoor Rattan Benches

July 22, 2011


Linger bench by Alvin Tjitrowirjo.

I love the Linger rattan bench by Indonesian designer Alvin Tjitrowirjo, however it’s crafted of rattan which really does not fare well if continuously exposed to the elements. But you can use natural Read More...

Tour #3: Transformation of East Los Angeles Hilltop Home and Garden

July 21, 2011


The remains of the old cement driveway take on new life as pavers. Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton

This is the third in a series of five home and garden tours in the Silverlake and Echo Park neighborhoods that I experiencedRead More...

Goodbye Concrete, Hello Urban Garden!

July 19, 2011


Natalie June’s daughters enjoying the new garden.

Guest Post by San Diego Urban Gardener, Natalie June.

I have always dreamed of living off the land. I have dreamed of going into my backyard and finding all of the ingredients I … Read More...

Tour #2: Los Angeles Modern Homes and Gardens

July 18, 2011


Photo: Fung + Blatt Architects.

This is the second in a series of five homes and gardens in the Silverlake and Echo Park neighborhoods that I visited as part of Dwell on Design’s self-guided tour of East Side Los Angeles Read More...

Cinderfella’s Vertical Garden Planter

July 15, 2011

Zac Benson’s got a bad succulent collecting habit. The San Diego-based photographer says his girlfriend, who shares his love of  these “fat plants,” would for Valentine’s Day “way rather have nice a Kalanchoe Beharensis a.k.a. Felt Plant” than a dozen … Read More...

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