Top Ten Design Finds From Maison & Objet Paris 2016

January 31, 2016

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It was apparent during my recent visit to the design show Maison & Objet in Paris, that furniture and home accessories brands traditionally known for interior products are venturing outdoors.

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As evidence of the trend toward indoor-outdoor living, the show … Read More...

Feel the Love: Valentine’s Day Gift Picks

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Sure, Valentine’s Day is a commercial holiday cluttered with stacks of sparkly cards, boxes of candy hearts, and teddy bears bearing signs professing love. But there’s no need to be a curmudgeon about it.

Valentine’s Day gifts don’t have to … Read More...

Growing Food In a Plug-In Urban Farm Pod

January 19, 2016

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What if you could grow your own food in the city on a farm that automatically cultivated and harvested the food for you? That’s the vision of the designers of the “living” Urban Farm Pod, a new concept for grow Read More...

Smart Gardening Tool For Newbie Urban Gardeners

January 13, 2016

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So you suddenly find yourself at the intersection of knowing and growing, an urban purlieu where creativity, knowledge, and gardening meet. 2015 Red Dot Award winning design concept, New Zealand industrial design student Alex Hofmans-Walter’s Planter is a seed Read More...

Plantscaping With Modular Urban Planters

December 21, 2015

Borrowing stylistically from post-Soviet architecture, Russian industrial designer Maxim Scherbakov’s modular Plantscape explores the concept of plants surviving in environments unsuitable for plant life.

Created with Alexey Galkin, co-designer at their St. Petersburg studio Plan-S23, Plantscape is a nod to … Read More...

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