Six Garden-Themed Greeting Cards That Grow Vegetables When Planted

July 30, 2013

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How do you feel about greeting cards that grow vegetables? Kansas designer and founder of Ruff House Art, Jill Morrison, offers growing a line of six charming garden-themed letterpress greeting cards–all printed on a hundred year-old printing press using plantable Read More...

Artist Spins a Yarn With Parisian Street Art

July 28, 2013

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Move over perpetrators of urban graffiti, yarn and lego bombing, and even the pothole gardener!  

Artist Juliana Santacruz Herrera wove a tale in the streets of Paris to call attention to the city’s many potholes in need of repair.

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Herrera … Read More...

The Creative Mind Behind Opus Hanging Gardens

July 27, 2013

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The word “Opus” refers to creation or works of art, an encompassing, open-to-interpretation definition that suited what Marissa Pretorius hoped to do with her life.

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“I did not want to be bound by the name, but rather have a creative … Read More...

PhytoKinetic: Lightweight Green Roof System For City Buses and Vehicles

July 24, 2013

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For Barcelona area landscape designer Marc Grañén, the test of his concept was the reaction from his young children. When he told his kids, ages 6 and 9, about his lightweight green roof system for city buses, the boys began … Read More...

How to Grow Your Own Food Garden With a Template

July 22, 2013

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Growing one’s own food is healthy and very popular today even for those living in the smallest of spaces. Some feel it’s just plain empowering to create one’s own sustenance. But when it comes to the planning and doing part–especially … Read More...

Youth Orchestra’s Instruments All Made From Recycled Landfill Trash

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“The world sends us garbage, we send back music.” In the barrios of Paraguay, there is a a youth orchestra whose musical instruments are made exclusively from the trash of the local landfill.

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Cateura, Paraguay is built on top of … Read More...

Belgian Outdoor Furniture Brand’s Pop-up Beach Hotel

July 21, 2013

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It is 97° F (36° C) and humid in New York City as I write this. So when I heard from Royal Botania about their Tender2, 2-story pop-up hotel on the sandy shores of Knokke-Heist on the North Sea … Read More...

Mad About…10 Design Objects for the Garden

July 17, 2013

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From Mad About…Outdoor Living Rooms. Photo via Lonny.

My friend, journalist Kate Watson-Smyth, launched Mad About the House about 18 months ago. An interiors and design writer for The Financial Times, Kate runs a series on her blog called 365 Read More...

Roundup of Our Pinterest Contest Favorite Indoor-Outdoor Spa Sanctuaries!

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Photo via Architecture-Buildings.

We received so many creative and beautiful entries to the Indoor-Outdoor Spa Sanctuaries Pinterest Contest we hosted with Mr. Steam–we just had to share some of our favorites!

It’s been so sweltering hot on the east … Read More...

Travel: Private “Vegitecture” Tour of Jardí Tarradellas, Barcelona’s Tallest Residential Vertical Garden

July 14, 2013

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These days we find gardens in unconventional places, from highway median dividers to old parking lots. The City of Barcelona has elevated growing plants in unlikely places to an art form, transforming newly exposed party walls into lush vertical gardens, … Read More...

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