This Lamp Grows Plants in Spaces Without Sunlight

March 11, 2016

Plants in Spaces Without Sunlight

As I love double-duty designs for small and light-deprived spaces, Mygdal Plantlight fits the bill functioning as both a light fixture and planter. The lamp is a terrarium-like completely self-sustaining ecosystem where, the designers contend, plants can grow for Read More...

Top Ten Design Finds From Maison & Objet Paris 2016

January 31, 2016


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.


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 …

Growing Food In a Plug-In Urban Farm Pod

January 19, 2016


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


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...

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