Milan Design Week 2014 Green Design Trends: Integrated Indoor Edible and Ornamental Indoor Gardens

June 1, 2014



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Caesarstone featured Urban Islands incorporating plants directly into the solid surface. Image by Caesarstone.

Green was trending everywhere during last month’s Milan Design Week 2014. Stylish, sustainable, and integrated edible and ornamental indoor gardens and microgardens sprouted everywhere. And I … Read More…

Private Tour of Secret Venetian Palazzo and Garden

April 21, 2014



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Photo: Haupt and Binder.

If I’d ever imagined a sumptuous antique-filled palace with verdant gardens spilling onto Venice’s Grand Canal, well the Countess Anna Barnabò’s Palazzo Capello Malipiero Barnabò would be this vision. And so I found myself absorbing it Read More…

The High Line: Manhattan’s Elevated Garden Park

April 7, 2014



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A perennial combination along the walking path of the High Line. Photo by Steven Severinghaus.

Unlike Central Park or Prospect Park, the High Line has no swaths of grass, no baseball fields, no pond. In contrast to most urban parks, Read More…

Milan Design Week 2014 Preview: Angelo Grassi Grows Vegetables on Furniture

April 2, 2014



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Fuorisalone is where Angelo Grassi’s Ortofabricca will be on view.

I’m packing for my trip to Milan Design Week where I will be joining a stellar team of eleven design bloggers on the Modenus BlogTour. From Milan, I’ll report back Read More…

Green Living Walls Line Pavilion Made From Recycled Milk Crates

March 10, 2014



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Think of it as a sort of inverted green roof. For their low-tech, low-impact installation, Ann Ha and Behrang Behin used recycled milk crates as a framework for growing the planted surface of Living Pavilion–a curvatious environment whose interior … Read More…

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