20 Smart and Stylish Tabletop Gardens

April 4, 2017

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This curated selection of planters for the desktop, tabletop, or kitchen counter includes some that are so smart they practically take care of themselves. Others I have selected just for their good looks and because they’d make great design focal Read More...

Spring is In the Air With This Levitating Planter Pot

April 3, 2017

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Hovering via magnetic levitation above its oak base, the 12-sided geodesic Lyfe planter pot gently rotates suspended in mid-air, reflecting different shades of light as it softly floats.

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Magic in the Magnet
Based on “maglev technology,” the silicon molded LyfeRead More...

Food Producing Architecture: An Open Source Flat-Pack Urban Farm

April 2, 2017

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Facing the challenges of producing food within the urban environment’s limited footprint, the IKEA innovation lab developed the Growroom, a DIY open source spherical urban farm one can build with a rubber hammer, 17 sheets of Read More...

Small Space Smart Combo Aquaponic, Hydroponic, Aeroponic Indoor Garden

April 1, 2017

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The Lyfbox Ecosystem is an app-connected indoor smart garden that combines the best of aquaponic, hydroponic, and aeroponic growing systems to enable the food consumer to become a food producer.

Perfect for urban dwellers without much space or free time … Read More...

A Smart Plug n’ Grow Home Indoor Farm

March 30, 2017

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Munich-based brand, Agrilution, is one of many companies developing smart indoor farming systems to enable ordinary folks like us to grow fresh, healthy food in the comfort of our own homes.

With the debut of the plantCube, the company … Read More...

Shake it Up: Grow Your Own Garden-to-Glass Cocktails

March 28, 2017

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As interest in edible gardens continues to grow, a creative culinary cocktail culture has emerged and with it, the cocktail garden–-the liquid offspring of the locavore and farm-to-table movements, bolstered by the growing popularity of craft distilleries.

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The Easiest Indoor Plants and How to Care for Them

March 14, 2017

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Using houseplants as an interior design element is literally a breath of fresh air. Indoor plants offer numerous health benefits and can even improve your mood because taking care of them provides a calming effect. In Read More...

The Netherlands to Produce Two Billion Tulips in 2017

March 8, 2017

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Tulip lovers worldwide will be happy to hear that production of the flower in the Netherlands is at a record high. Dutch growers are on their way to producing a massive two billion tulips annually.

The Netherlands exports two-thirds of Read More...

Rotating Indoor Hydroponic Garden Perfect For Small Space Living

December 29, 2016

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The OGarden is ready to transform the way we think of indoor gardening—one revolution at a time.

This easily assembled rotating hydroponic gardening system provides an opportunity to independently and conveniently grow one’s own fresh produce without pesticides–even in … Read More...

‘Open House Madrid’ Is a Peek Into City’s Hidden Gems

October 22, 2016

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While tourists may flock to famous landmarks all over the world, some of the great architectural wonders of major cities remain closed to general audiences. Like here in Madrid, Spain where I am living now.

The Open House Worldwide family … Read More...

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