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...

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...

Road Trip! Northwest Arkansas Roadside Barbecue, Ghosts, and Gardens

June 18, 2015


pig-trail-drive-crescent-hotel Northwest Arkansas Pig Trail scenic byway. Photo via The Crescent Hotel and Spa.

Before my recent two-day road trip through Northwest Arkansas, I had visions of Ma and Pa Kettle-type folks sitting on front porches strumming banjos while drinking moonshine Read More...

Some Good Eggs Supporting Urban Local Food Systems

June 11, 2015


There are some good eggs in the local food movement. One has established a network of locally owned farms, small food purveyors, commercial kitchens, warehouses, grocers, all involved in feeding people in the Los Angeles, San Francisco, New Orleans, and Read More...

Living in a Vertical World

May 27, 2015


While vertical gardening may be a more recent obsession, vertical living has been going on for a long time. Both are innovative responses to maximizing the space needed to nurture living things in crowded urban areas.

Growing six tiers of …

The freshest innovative and eco-friendly designs, trends, and ideas for urban gardens and stylish small places.

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