10 Mobile Gardens to Grow On the Go

April 27, 2015

tricycle-house-and-tricycle-garden1 While not exactly nomadic, urban dwellers are known to be constantly on the go. It’s no surprise then that many urban gardens are designed to follow suit. With the roots to grow and the wings to fly, mobile gardens are … Read More...

Teaching Kids Through Play About “Urban Survival”

April 21, 2015

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Tasked with designing an educational kit to convey “the contributing factors of urban poverty,” designer Ryan Romanes dreamed up the Urban Survival Pack.

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To be used in the classroom, the package’s playful shape and tactility is intended to engage children … Read More...

Light-Emitting Lounge Chair Controlled by Smartphone

April 19, 2015

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Imagine: the sun sets and your sleek lounge chair lights up casting a soft glow throughout your outdoor living room.

I’m talking about the Lumiluxe LED Lounger designed by German company BeMOSS, whose tagline is Live. Light. Lounge.Read More...

Reap What You Sow With AKER Urban Farming Kits

April 15, 2015

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You can picture it right? Starting your day by collecting a bounty of fresh eggs, herbs and other edibles, popping over to check on your buzzing bee hive, and then heading out to enjoy your day in the city with Read More...

Frédéric Malphettes Trellis Vertical Garden

April 10, 2015

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One of my favorite French designers, Frédéric Malphettes, reaches new heights with Anno, his latest vertical garden trellis structure, a welcome addition to his family of modular vertical garden designs.

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Anno is playful from the start: the name is a … Read More...

A Japanese Garden Hidden Behind LA’s Dodger Stadium

April 9, 2015

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Who knew? I grew up in Los Angeles, went to many baseball games, but never knew that there was a Japanese garden hidden behind Dodger Stadium.

Yep, the story goes that back in 1962 when the ballpark opened, the team … Read More...

Interview: Architecture Student Designs Smart Home of the Future With On-site Food Production

April 6, 2015

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When judges of the House 2020 Competition challenged Ontario, Canada architecture, engineering and environmental science students to come up with an innovative idea for the house of the future, they asked the question: what does ”smart” mean now?

Competition winner, … Read More...

Celebrating Slow Food and Slow Flowers at Local Flower Farm Dinner

April 5, 2015

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You know about farm-to-table dining and perhaps garden-to-glass cocktails. Now there’s Field-to-Vase–where the dining table’s flowers were freshly picked at the flower farm only a few feet from where you are seated.

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The Field to Vase Dinner Tour is … Read More...

Hanging Ceramic Pots Inspired by Mexican Jicama Plant

April 3, 2015

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Crece Jicama is a collection of hanging ceramic pots inspired by the shape and texture of Jicama (Pachyrhizus erosus), a native Mexican climbing vine and root vegetable popular in Mexican cuisine. 

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The handcrafted pots hang from long rust-hued leather straps, … Read More...

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