NYC’s Lowline Underground Park To See Light of Day

July 6, 2015


New York City is famous for its skyline, not so much for its treeline. The city has some great parks, but for 8.4 million people, it could still use more. One solution: go underground. That’s where you’ll find the Lowline, Read More...

Fourth of July Garden-to-Glass Cocktails On London Rooftop Garden

July 2, 2015

garden-to-glass cocktails

Our American friends in London–and our British friends too, because without you we wouldn’t be celebrating–can fête the Fourth of July sitting around the fire pit at the Midnight Apothecary, a cool pop-up cocktail bar in the secret rooftopRead More...

Spiral Staircase for Trees

June 30, 2015


Tapping into nostalgic childhood memories of treehouses and summer days exploring, climbing, and trespassing, 2015 Royal College of Art graduates Thor ter Kulve and Rob McIntyre conceived of CanopyStair,staircase which wraps around a tree trunk to offer an Read More...

Aeris and Altrove: Planter and Air Purifier

June 29, 2015


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.


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

Designer Farrah Sit’s Hanging Gardens

June 28, 2015


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. 

FarrahSit-NicoleFranzen_614 Ballast collection of matte stoneware planters.

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A Living Staircase as Floating Indoor Garden

June 26, 2015


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


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


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


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


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

wire-fluxchair-magis 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...

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