Sit a Spell in Spooky Seats and Devilish Designs

October 30, 2011


The Wellness Skull. Photo: Artnet

Frighten away the gobelins, witches, and monsters from your indoor or outdoor spaces this Halloween, as these bewitching designs are a fright for sore eyes.

Bathing in Creepy
Joep van Lieshout’s Wellness Skull is a … Read More...

Vases Contain the Sands of Time

October 27, 2011

Inspired by the centuries old game Bou-Taoshi, designer Yukihiro Kaneuchi has created a series of vases out of sand and resin. At once a play on tradition and modern technology, his craft is a nod to gamification, a … Read More...

Day Trip to Hudson Valley Artisanal Distillery

October 26, 2011

On a perfect New England fall day a few weeks ago, I toured Tuthilltown Spirits, a Hudson Valley, NY artisanal or “craft” distiller of handmade spirits–some produced from apples grown at orchards less than 5 miles away and grain Read More...

Birds of a Feather Feed Together

October 24, 2011

A feast for for our fine feathered friends eyes and ours, Dish of Desire, designed by Frederik Roijé, is a series of bird feeders inspired by the designer’s love of beautiful tableware and delicious food.

Feeling that birds … Read More...

Austin Barkitecture: Pause For Great Design

October 19, 2011

At Austin Barkitecture, an annual fundraiser hosted October 1 by the Animal Lovers of Austin and the communities of Edgewick and Gabardine, Austin residents bid on designer doghouses created and donated by local local architects, designers, and builders. The designer Read More...

Chopstick Gardens

October 18, 2011

The To Be Nature wood chopsticks bring new meaning to Chinese leftovers. My mother would be very happy with these–not only because she loved Chinese food, but because she was always reminding us not to let things go to waste.… Read More...

Bringing Nature Inside With These Classic Plants

October 17, 2011


Paperwhite bulbs started now provide fragrant white flowers in time for winter holidays. Photo by Kairu Yao via Flickr.

This post is part of a series of exchanges between Urban Gardens and Seasonal Wisdom, exploring the latest in gardening, Read More...

Vertical Garden Apartments: Outside-In

October 15, 2011

Faced with the challenge of incorporating a garden in the design of an apartment building on a small plot of land, Mexico City-based architecture firm BNKR Arquitectura had a novel solution: they turned the garden on its side.

By folding … Read More...

Create an Interior Vertical Garden With Moss Tiles

October 12, 2011

This indoor garden doesn’t require natural light, in fact it doesn’t like direct sunlight, doesn’t need watering, fertilizing, or pruning, and is ready to install on any surface. MossTile, from Benetti Stone, is a maintenance-free vertical garden.

Adhered to a … Read More...

Holistic and Social Container Gardening Kit

8 is a holistic container gardening kit that, in the designer’s words, “unites the social elements of food, ethical and moral issues about food production, and contemporary technology.” I love the classic, handmade quality of Derksen’s design. In this digital … Read More...

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