Aeris and Altrove: Planter and Air Purifier

June 29, 2015



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Milan design studio Lab Fabrici describes their work as a synergistic mix of science, nature, and design. With their Aeris + Altrove planter and air purification duo, they got that right.



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Aeris boosts the air purifying properties of the … Read More…

Designer Farrah Sit’s Hanging Gardens

June 28, 2015



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Remember those Isosceles and Scalene triangles you learned about in school? Brooklyn designer Farrah Sit would make Euclid proud. She creates objects, like her Tetra, Graphite, and Ballast planters using these geometric shapes. 



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Ballast collection of matte stoneware planters.

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A Living Staircase as Floating Indoor Garden

June 26, 2015



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Rising 41 feet up and four floors high, designer Paul Cocksedge’s Living Staircase floats within the space like a soaring indoor garden.



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The steel and American white oak spiral staircase forms the internal nucleus of London’s Ampersand building in the … Read More…

Azuma Makoto’s Frozen Botanical Sculptures



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For his installation, Iced Flowers, botanical artist Makota Azuma encapsulated flowers within large blocks of ice, as if they were frozen in time. When the ice melted, the preserved flowers in a way bloomed again, a nod to nature’s life Read More…

Artist’s Luxury Digs For Fish and Birds

June 25, 2015



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There are more practical and less costly designs for fish tanks and bird cages, but these luxury digs offer the fish a bird’s-eye view of the world outside, and their bird neighbors a view through the fish-eye lens of the Read More…

Solar Energy From the Palm of Your Hand

June 24, 2015



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Here’s a small bit of action you can take toward using more sustainable and renewable energy: the Little Sun solar LED light harnesses the power of the sun right in the palm of your hand. Let there be sustainable light Read More…

12 Indoor-Outdoor Wire Furniture and Home Decor Pieces

June 23, 2015



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Flux Chair by Jerszy Seymour for Magis.

Metal wire furniture design is not a modernist concept. Two centuries ago people were already enjoying wire furniture when, during the industrial revolution, wire became inexpensive and accessible.  The design aesthetic has evolved Read More…

A Back Forty Fort

June 22, 2015



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Designer/architect Matt Gagnon’s undulating Knit Fort makes me want to camp out anywhere I can hunker down inside this beautiful design.



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It’s a bespoke flexible hardwood structure made to fit the needs, size, and shape of one’s particular fantasy space.Read More…

Herb Planter and Cutting Board Duo

June 19, 2015



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Wake up and smell the rosemary. Grow Pot is a utilitarian union between a traditional clay pot for growing herbs and a cutting board: just snip and serve.



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Designer Hallgeir Homstvedt’s herb planter for Danish brand Menu is attached to

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Road Trip! Northwest Arkansas Roadside Barbecue, Ghosts, and Gardens

June 18, 2015



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Northwest Arkansas Pig Trail scenic byway. Photo via The Crescent Hotel and Spa.

Before my recent two-day road trip through Northwest Arkansas, I had visions of Ma and Pa Kettle-type folks sitting on front porches strumming banjos while drinking moonshine Read More…

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