Guerrilla Gardener’s Covert Gardening Devices

August 15, 2015



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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.



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For her … Read More…

In Harmony With Nature: Francis Benincà’s Environmental Sculptures

July 14, 2015



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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. 



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His father, Antonio Read More…

Azuma Makoto’s Frozen Botanical Sculptures

June 26, 2015



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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…

Teaching Kids Through Play About “Urban Survival”

April 21, 2015



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Tasked with designing an educational kit to convey “the contributing factors of urban poverty,” designer Ryan Romanes dreamed up the Urban Survival Pack.



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To be used in the classroom, the package’s playful shape and tactility is intended to engage children … Read More…

Elegant DIY Petal Vase From Plastic Spoons

February 2, 2015

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Have a ton of left over plastic spoons from your last barbecue? Use them to make this chic petal vase! I was inspired by a ceramic  vase I saw at Zara and thought I’d give it a whirl using plastic Read More…

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