Grass Growing PicNYC Table

December 31, 2011

picNYC table is a grass-topped table that, according to its designer “brings the rural picnic into the urban residence.

Haiko Cornelissen, a Dutch architect with offices in Amsterdam and New York, cultivated the idea to bring one step … Read More...

Tree Inspired Designs Go Against the Grain

December 30, 2011


Justin Beaumont’s TreeRing Stools: beetle pine, mirrored Plexiglas, cool fluorescent lights.

Fee-Fi-Faux-Fun…it’s winter and cold here on the east coast so, you got it, I’m thinking about how to bring nature inside. Indoor plants will certainly do the … Read More...

Urban Parking Lot Doubles as Green Exhibition Space


At the intersection of architecture and art, architects Cheung and Vogl have designed a concept for a two-story concrete combination parking lot, street art museum, and public green space.

Shinjuku Gardens, in Tokyo, would feature layered soft-clad grass walls to … Read More...

Stool Doubles as Planter and More

December 29, 2011

We love multi-functional designs that do double duty! From Australian designer Kristian Aus, the colorful Splash stool’s design is inspired by a raindrop touching earth.

Made from rotomolded polyethylene, it’s great for small spaces as it’s got a comfortable … Read More...

Gardener’s Cream and Sugar

December 28, 2011

As bringing the garden indoors is always on my mind, I had to share this adorable pewter faux bois sugar and creamer set. Sugar goes in the bucket, cream in the watering can, and they both sit on a … Read More...

What is Santa’s Carbon Footprint?




Sources: snopes.com; Nashua Telegraph; energy.cs; rivertown.patch.com; theguardian.co.uk; plantetgreen.com; carbonfund.org; eia.gov; greenblizzard.com; CIA World Factbook; New York Times; nike.com

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Biophilia–it’s Catching!

December 27, 2011

Artist Daniel Goers, whose Scrap Ecology botanical sculptures we recently featured, runs Autumn Workshop, a Brooklyn, New York design fabrication studio where he works with “the idea of biophilia (a natural bond between humans and other living systems) and how … Read More...

How to Make an S.O.S. Mobile Garden

December 26, 2011

 

S.O.S. Mobile Garden is a discarded shopping cart, suitcase, baby carriage, even a commode, retrofitted into a mobile edible garden for the purpose of engaging the public in debates about important issues such as recycling, food justice, urban … Read More...

‘Tis Always the Season! Happy Holidays!

December 24, 2011

 

Wishing you abundance and joy for the holidays and beyond!

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Scrap Ecology: Botanical Sculpture

December 23, 2011

Experimenting in his Brooklyn Gowanus neighborhood, designer/artisan Daniel Goers has created Scrap Ecology, a collection of design objects and sculptures created from wood scraps and other found materials, each containing a living component rendering them simultaneously as art, furniture, … Read More...

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