The Storied History and Enduring Life of Terra Cotta

February 26, 2018

 Contemporary terra cotta pot from Eye of the Day Garden Center.


You’ve likely strolled through garden centers stocked with hundreds of ubiquitous terra cotta nursery flower pots in the usual shapes and sizes. 
But did you know that this simple Read More...

These Low-Tech Egyptian Artisan Clay Pots Water Your Plants for a Month

July 24, 2017

This low tech watering system will keep your houseplants and garden irrigated for a month. Get outta town!

 

 

Handmade by local Egyptian artisans, the system consists of a set of six clay pots whose unglazed bases let water … Read More...

Indoor Levitating Forest Greens French Train Station

July 22, 2017

The train station in Angers, France just got very green. Five illuminated “trees” hang from the ceiling in French designer Alexis Tricoire’s latest interior landscape installation.

Tricoire–the self-proclaimed “green fingers designer”–describes The Levitating Forest as a symbolic gateway to the Read More...

This Table Multi-Functions As Indoor Herb Garden, Cooler, and Storage for Veggies

June 30, 2017

Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton, Urban Gardens.

I love designs that multitask which is why I am in love with Pre\serve, a low-seating dining collection that is part indoor herb garden, receptacle for storing vegetables, and cooler. The multifunctional table features Read More...

20 Smart and Stylish Tabletop Gardens

April 4, 2017

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This curated selection of planters for the desktop, tabletop, or kitchen counter includes some that are so smart they practically take care of themselves. Others I have selected just for their good looks and because they’d make great design focal Read More...

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