10 Ways to Make Halloween Come Alive

October 30, 2013

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Halloween is about things that go bump in the night, and what better way to decorate than with things that are alive! We’ve gathered ten flowers, plants (and a few other treats) to add to your Halloween décor … Read More...

Can Plants Make You Happier and Richer?

October 28, 2013

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LED GrowLight Pendant Lamp, $1250 via Lightopia.

Need a mood and financial boost? There’s an app for that. Or a plant. While browsing today through Frank Mertens’s site Expression That Inspires, I stumbled upon Nursery & Garden Industry Australia’s unusual … Read More...

$100,000 Chicken Coop: What the Cluck?

October 24, 2013

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“Dawn breaks. The hens descend from their bespoke Versailles-inspired Le Petit Trianon house to their playground below for a morning wing stretch. Slipping on your wellies, you start for the coop and are greeted by the pleasant clucking of your
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Indoor Garden: Plantable Table Inspired By Seeds

October 23, 2013

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I love Norwegian designer Philipp von Hase’s seed shaped “plantable” (plant table, I love the name too) crafted from fine walnut and maple wood with a handmade porcelain bowl.

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Multi-functional planted furniture like this is also a great space saver … Read More...

Travels to New York City Via Instagram

October 21, 2013

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It may be my backyard, but whenever I’m in New York City I like to view it as though I’m visiting it for the first time. Join me on a visual and virtual journey to one of my favorite cities. … Read More...

Outdoor Kitchen Roundup: Sharing the Magic al Fresco

October 18, 2013

Outdoor communal kitchen in the eco-resort at Onar on the Greek island of Andros. Photograph by Christine Chang Hanway.
Photograph by Christine Chang Hanway. From Gardenista

The temperate nights are waning, but the weather where I am is still toasty enough for cooking and sharing meals outdoors. And when it cools down, we can still dream about amazing al … Read More...

Combo Bike Park and Urban Garden Rolls Out For DesignPhiladelphia

October 16, 2013

Bike Park Philadelphia Bike Racks Double as Small Urban Gardens

I love stylish and sustainable multi-functional design. So does ShiftSpace who’s teamed up with their friends at Shake Shack Philadelphia to plant a permanent Bike Park directly outside the restaurant on the corner of 20th Street and Sansom Street.

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Outdoor Grass Rooms Transform Historic Gdansk Public Square Into Interactive Urban Park

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When the city of  Gdansk, Poland removed parking from its historic Targ Weglowy Square, the absence of cars presented a new urban planning and design opportunity that could simultaneously test public interaction within the square.

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From August 26 to September … Read More...

Portable Raised Bed Planter Elevates Mobile and Modular Urban Gardens

October 15, 2013

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When you see them, don’t you just itch to turn some wasted urban spaces into lush green outdoor rooms and edible gardens? That must be what German design collective Thinking Hands thought when they designed Hochbeet, a raised bed planter … Read More...

Modular Vertical Garden System For Balconies Leans, Stands, and Hangs

October 8, 2013

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Pflix is like a vertical garden doing yoga. Designer Christian Heufelder’s modular planting system has the kind of flexibility that I want after an hour of stretching.

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Adaptive to even the most space deprived conditions, the system strikes a number … Read More...

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