Can Plants Make You Happier and Richer?

October 28, 2013

Grow Light Combination Planter Pendant Lamp
LED GrowLight Pendant Lamp, $1250 via Lightopia.

Need a mood and financial boost? There’s an app for that. Or a plant. While browsing today through Frank Mertens’s site Expression That Inspires, I stumbled upon Nursery & Garden Industry Australia’s unusual … Read More…

Travels to New York City Via Instagram

October 21, 2013

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It may be my backyard, but whenever I’m in New York City I like to view it as though I’m visiting it for the first time. Join me on a visual and virtual journey to one of my favorite cities. No … Read More…

Outdoor Kitchen Roundup: Sharing the Magic al Fresco

October 18, 2013

Outdoor communal kitchen in the eco-resort at Onar on the Greek island of Andros. Photograph by Christine Chang Hanway.
Photograph by Christine Chang Hanway. From Gardenista

The temperate nights are waning, but the weather where I am is still toasty enough for cooking and sharing meals outdoors. And when it cools down, we can still dream about amazing al … Read More…

Combo Bike Park and Urban Garden Rolls Out For DesignPhiladelphia

October 16, 2013

Bike Park Philadelphia Bike Racks Double as Small Urban Gardens

I love stylish and sustainable multi-functional design. So does SHIFT_DESIGN who’s teamed up with their friends at Shake Shack Philadelphia to plant a permanent Bike Park directly outside the restaurant on the corner of 20th Street and Sansom Street.

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Outdoor Grass Rooms Transform Historic Gdansk Public Square Into Interactive Urban Park

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When the city of  Gdansk, Poland removed parking from its historic Targ Weglowy Square, the absence of cars presented a new urban planning and design opportunity that could simultaneously test public interaction within the square.

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From August 26 to September … Read More…

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