The Power of Moss: Biophotovoltaic

July 18, 2014



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A modern designed table that incorporates the bright green life of moss is as urban-garden-chic as you can get. But wait there’s more.

The moss on this table has a job to do—and that job is to generate power. That’s … Read More…

Using MRI Brain Scans to Co-Design Everyday Objects

July 5, 2014



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Expanding on the idea of the sharing economy where we crowdsource ideas and designs then crowdfund them into production, Dutch artist Merel Bekking brings high technology into the fold adding another dimension to this human process.

Unveiled at FuoriSalone’s Ventura Read More…

A Milan Secret Garden and Wellness Concept Lab

June 30, 2014



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What was once an historic movie theater within the green Parco Trivisio of Milan’s fashionable Brera design district, debuted last year as a secret garden and wellness concept lab for Gessi, the Italian Private Wellness Company.



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Photo: Gessi

Appropriate to … Read More…

One Aquaponic Rooftop Farm to Go Please

June 25, 2014



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It’s hard to disagree with the fact that urban rooftops could provide a huge playground for urban farmers. Rooftop gardens do exist of course, but in a city like New York with an endless number of industrial buildings, there could … Read More…

Milan Design Week 2014 Green Design Trends: Integrated Indoor Edible and Ornamental Indoor Gardens

June 1, 2014



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Caesarstone featured Urban Islands incorporating plants directly into the solid surface. Image by Caesarstone.

Green was trending everywhere during last month’s Milan Design Week 2014. Stylish, sustainable, and integrated edible and ornamental indoor gardens and microgardens sprouted everywhere. And I … Read More…

The Quad Bar: Flexible Furniture For Small Space Entertaining

May 29, 2014



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For those who love to entertain but don’t have the luxury of a grand ballroom to host guests, the Quad Micro Bar by Joe Warren may be the ideal stylish, small space solution. From standing bar table to party-of-four, the Read More…

Durinox: My New Stainless Steel Friend With Benefits

May 5, 2014



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Having recently returned from an amazing design-infused trip with BlogTour Milan to Milan Design Week, I am now beginning to process and absorb the myriad design innovations and cutting edge trends I experienced there.



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The hub of Milan … Read More…

From Street Soccer Balls to Seating: Fábrica Preview From Wanted Design

April 29, 2014



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What is this impossibly interesting object? It is the Street Football Seat Ball designed by Guatemala’s FÁBRICA, made from repurposed soccer balls. Of course it looks extremely cool– but I promise you, the aesthetics are only the beginning of … Read More…

Easy DIY Mini Concrete Planters Great For Succulents

April 25, 2014



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When I was first dating my husband, I had no idea he was a gardener and worked at a garden center during the day. I met him when he was playing in a band at a local concert.

I remember … Read More…

Falling in Love With Sexy, Stylish Dekton at Salone del Mobile in Milan

April 22, 2014


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I ran my hands across its smooth, solid surface, and fell instantly in love. Dekton at Salone del Mobile welcomed my touch as I embraced its strength and sheer brawn, its steadfast tolerance of anything under the sun, including the Read More…

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