New York City Farm and Culinary Hotel Concept

March 2, 2013



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We love this cool hotel concept: The Allotmenta hotel whose culinary focus makes growing and cooking food the fundamental ingredient of the guest experience.

This was the grand prize winner of the Tablet Hotels competition, Rethink Hotels, which … Read More…

New York City Rooftop Garden Offers Views and Privacy

February 4, 2013



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Pulltab Design, whose indoor green wall I featured a few years ago, designed this beautiful urban garden for a client in New York City’s East Village, incorporating a novel custom water feature and space defining canvas privacy screens made … Read More…

Urban Farm Pop-Up Shop Sprouts in Brooklyn

April 17, 2012







Brooklyn’s new urban farming  pop-up shop, Hayseed’s Big City Farm Supply, is part of the emerging trend of retailers who are going beyond merely making products available–they are creating an experience–selling a lifestyle in offering knowledge and ideas … Read More…

Terraformed Terrace in the Sky

December 14, 2011







Created from a lightweight concrete, plants, and moss, artist Robert Cannon refers to his sculptures and containers as Terraforms, which literally means “earth-shaping” or the process of “deliberate modification of the atmosphere, temperature, surface topography or ecology to be … Read More…

Produce Hoisted From Rooftop Vertical Farm to Kitchen

September 8, 2011








Bell, Book, and Candle Chef,  John Mooney, using pulley to send crops down to restaurant below. Photo: Shawn-Erik Toth.

Food doesn’t get any fresher or local than this: Manhattan restaurant Bell, Book, and Candle’s Owner/Chef John Mooney and I Read More…

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