With Biomimicry, Designers Turn to Nature to Reimagine Our Food System

November 14, 2015

Jube_biomimicry_design_beekeeping_urbangardensweb Jube, a chamber for capturing insects which its designers predict will be the “food of the future.” 

The common earthworm, termite mounds, and even the Texas Horned Lizard share something in common: they have all inspired innovative design concepts for Read More...

How to Create a Beautiful Garden (Even If You Don’t Have Time to Care For It)

October 20, 2015


ornamental-grasses-urbangardensweb Photo:© Kool Cats Photography, via Flickr.

Some say that there are two types of gardener: the true gardener and the tidy gardener. The true gardener has the time, patience and knowledge to care for a garden on a long-term Read More...

Guerrilla Architecture: Hacktivist Urban Housing

September 4, 2015

Rebel-Architecture-Guerrilla-Architect_domusweb Hacked space by Santiago Cirugeda. Via Al Jazeera.

Guerrilla architecture is a social movement aimed at bringing awareness and responsibility to urban housing design. It’s focused on reclaiming and utilizing underused space that is available to everyone. Like their guerrilla Read More...

Guerrilla Gardener’s Covert Gardening Devices

August 15, 2015


Vanessa Harden channels her inner James Bond for the collection of covert gardening devices she’s designed for her subversive guerrilla gardening exploits. Together with like-minded cohorts, she secretly plants flowers, shrubs, and vegetables in her neighborhood’s neglected spaces.


For her …

In Harmony With Nature: Francis Benincà’s Environmental Sculptures

July 14, 2015


You might say that French sculptor Francis Benincà was ahead of the curve. As a teenager Benincà worked alongside his father building sculptural “bubble houses” which strongly influenced the designs of the environmental sculptures Benincà creates today. 


His father, Antonio

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