Green Walled Facade Conceals Building’s Mechanicals

February 25, 2013

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Plants pop through small holes of the die-cast aluminum panels that punctuate the living facade of Green Cast, a mixed-use building in Odawara, Japan.

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Designed by architects Kengo Kuma & Associates, the building’s slightly slanted panels are formed over … Read More...

Indoor-Outdoor Highlights and Trends From Stockholm Design Week

February 23, 2013

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While on assignment during Stockholm Design Week, our friend and former Washington Post Design Critic and Home Design Editor, Linda Hales, scouted some cool indoor/outdoor products for us. Like many other international design fairs, the “grow your own” trend Read More...

Environmental Works of Heart

February 14, 2013

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Heart-shaped cave etched by wind and water on face of Ayers Rock. Photo: Getty.

The ubiquitous stylized heart symbol we have come to associate with love and Valentines Day can be found in outdoor environments all over the world. Some Read More...

Ephemeral Garden of Decomposing Books

February 12, 2013

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In 2010, for an installation in a forested area at the Jardin de la Connaissance in Quebec, artist Rodney LaTourelle and landscape architect Thilo Folkerts of 100 Landschaftsarchitektur collaborated to create Garden of Cognition, a temporary garden space using Read More...

A Stylish Taste of Urban Agriculture

February 10, 2013

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With urban gardeners in mind, Portuguese sibling entrepreneurs Miguel and Rita Ramos have combined their respective skills–he in design and she in environmentalism–in the creation of Stufa, an artfully packaged kitchen herb garden kit that one could love for Read More...

Urban Gardens From the Seeds of Their Pants

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In their largest community project to date, and the first of its kind partnership between a non-profit, a brand and a global crowdfunding platform, the socially conscious underwear company, PACT, has teamed up with the Whole Kids Foundation and the Read More...

Crocheted Chairs and Planters Emulate Nature

February 7, 2013

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Designer Ruth Fore artistically crochets wire into stunning one of a kind chairs, planters, and garden sculptures.

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In a process similar to biomimicry, where design emulates patterns in nature, Fore examines the characteristics and possibilities of raw materials, handcrafting unique … Read More...

Save Space: Hang Up Your Garden

February 6, 2013

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StudioGorm, whose very cool “living” Flow Kitchen we featured back in 2009, has unleashed its creativity again in the design of Peg Garden, a space-saving grouping of cedar elements that, when not being used, can hang out of the way Read More...

Symbiosis of Illuminated and Planted Glass Pendants

February 5, 2013

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Blown glass spheres hang haphazardly from the ceiling, tangled like vines, copper tubes looping around satellite white planters that connect them like natural roots.

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Bocci’s No.38 takes lighting to new heights, in a sort of surreal grouping of suspended planters … Read More...

New York City Rooftop Garden Offers Views and Privacy

February 4, 2013

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Pulltab Design, whose indoor green wall I featured a few years ago, designed this beautiful urban garden for a client in New York City’s East Village, incorporating a novel custom water feature and space defining canvas privacy screens made … Read More...

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