Feel the Love: Valentine’s Day Gift Picks

January 31, 2016

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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.

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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...

Got Designs on Paris: What’s Trending at Maison & Objet 2016

December 15, 2015

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I’ve spent a good amount of time in Paris, one of my favorite cities. Paris just oozes style and even a casual stroll through the streets provides an abundance of impromptu design inspiration.

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