A Novel Idea: Undercover Planter Goes Incognito

January 3, 2015

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The Life of Plants is proof that you can’t tell a book by its cover. Flip it open to reveal the soil from which sprouts a living, breathing, narrative.

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Designer Yasuko Furukawa’s planter/flower pot thrives incognito, at home among the other books in your library.

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Reclaimed Boat Sails Upcycled as Portable Planters

December 14, 2014

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In the hands of Parsons School of Design grads, Miriam Josi and Stella Lee Prowse, a local sail maker’s post-production sailcloth waste and scrap boat covers have been reborn as planters. Not just planters, but portable flat-folding, space-saving babes that can Read More…

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

June 1, 2014

caesarstone-urban-islands-with-plantersCaesarstone 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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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…

New Opus Garten Hängen Self-Irrigating Wall Planter

March 14, 2014

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When San Francisco designer/entrepreneur Michael Good’s house plants began taking over most of his apartment’s available counter space, he realized that necessity (and Good design) would be the mother of his invention.

During an unsuccessful search for a hanging planter … Read More…

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