Wanted Design NYC Launch Pad Unveils Cool Fire Pit

May 23, 2015



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Brian Keyes: Brændt Firepit
At the recent Wanted Design New York, designer Brian Keyes unveiled his prototype for the Brændt Firepit, a low profile fire pit which he says is meant to  be “a domestic centerpiece for socializing, roasting marshmallows, … Read More…

Plant Furniture and What Lies Beneath the Surface

May 9, 2015



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Say you want a table or a set of tables and you also want some planters. But in your small space you don’t have room for all of them, so you have to choose. No you don’t.



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Frédéric Malphettes, designer … Read More…

13 Mobile Gardens To Move You

May 1, 2015



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We’re back with the second part of our roundup of itinerant and otherwise roaming, traveling, and always portable mobile gardens. Take a peek before they pass you by:

1. Get Rolling With This DIY Mobile Vegetable Garden



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The only  available … Read More…

10 Mobile Gardens to Grow On the Go

April 27, 2015



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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…

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…

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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