How to Draw Natural Wildlife Into Your Backyard Oasis

November 7, 2017

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Do you have a favorite garden spot in your backyard? If so, do you also have the beautiful birds, butterflies, and other natural wildlife that help create a great garden space?

To achieve your ideal garden oasis, it’s Read More...

Seoul Highway Overpass Transformed Into Elevated Public Skygarden

October 10, 2017

With the opening of Seoullo 7017, a new elevated public park on the site of a decommissioned highway overpass, the city of Seoul has introduced a pedestrian oasis and much-needed urban green space to the central station district of its Read More...

This Living, Breathing Chandelier ‘Exhales’ Oxygen to Purify Air

September 28, 2017

Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton, Urban Gardens

The 70 “petals” of engineer/designer Julian Melchiorri’s  bionic chandelier Exhale contain algae that simulate the natural process of photosynthesis, releasing oxygen to purify the air.

I viewed the chandelier on a private guided tour … Read More...

New Reforestation Concept Aims to Stop and Reverse Climate Change

September 18, 2017

Photo via OBRIST.

Maintaining the our planet’s forests is critical for mitigating climate change. Trees help soak up atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), the heat-trapping greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.

Deforestation undermines the important function forests play in reducing … Read More...

An Empty Swimming Pool Transformed Into an Urban Permaculture Farm

August 26, 2017

Ever seen an empty swimming pool and thought, “Gee, what else could I do with this eyesore?” Me neither. But Dennis and Danielle McClung, the founders of Garden Pool, had a novel idea. After buying a foreclosed home in Mesa, Read More...

Seoul’s Hydroponic Solar-Powered Bike Share Farm

August 25, 2017

Inspired by current urban bike sharing programs, the hydroponic Bike Share Farm is a mobile solar-powered vertical urban farm that sits atop two connected bicycles.  Changing bikes at each new stop is easy with this shared community farm on wheelsRead More...

HortiCouture: This Wearable Garden Grows On You

August 22, 2017

These are not your garden variety clothes. While fashion trends change season to season, these garments actually grow with the seasons.

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Fashion designer Jacob Olmedo’s Wearable Gardens are a kind of HortiCouture twist on mobile gardens–portable pockets of … Read More...

Haute HortiCouture: Wearable Living Landscapes Fashioned From Self-Seeding Plants

August 21, 2017

Some environmentally conscious designers and artists are creating haute horticouture–botanical fashion statements made with ornamental plants, flowers, and even edible greens. Many of these cultivated collections are artworks meant for viewing alone, while others are designed to be worn.Read More...

A Biodegradable Disposable Cardboard Barbecue Grill?

August 17, 2017

When I think disposable, I think landfill. So when I heard about the new $8 biodegradable and disposable cardboard CasusGrill, I thought, wow, this has everything–environmentally friendly, convenient, easy to use, and so compact and lightweight you can throw it Read More...

12 Dog Restaurants Where Humans Are Welcome

August 13, 2017

Photo via Dog Café Los Angeles

Once in a while a pup could really use a little respite from this dog-eat-dog world.

When a pooch is dog tired after a long day on the run, chillin’ out at Yappy Hour … Read More...

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