Five DIY No-Chills Fire Pits

November 5, 2013

DIY fire pit upcycled from washing machine drum

Photo by House & Fig

It’s getting mighty chilly here in New England so we’re warming up to the idea of these DIY fire pits that combine easy-to-find materials with easy-to-build designs.

We’re talking fire pits that will take the … Read More…

Can Plants Make You Happier and Richer?

October 28, 2013

Grow Light Combination Planter Pendant Lamp
LED GrowLight Pendant Lamp, $1250 via Lightopia.

Need a mood and financial boost? There’s an app for that. Or a plant. While browsing today through Frank Mertens’s site Expression That Inspires, I stumbled upon Nursery & Garden Industry Australia’s unusual … Read More…

Indoor Garden: Plantable Table Inspired By Seeds

October 23, 2013

spire-plantable-top

I love Norwegian designer Philipp von Hase’s seed shaped “plantable” (plant table, I love the name too) crafted from fine walnut and maple wood with a handmade porcelain bowl.

planted table planter with porcelain bowl

Multi-functional planted furniture like this is also a great space saver for … Read More…

Portable Raised Bed Planter Elevates Mobile and Modular Urban Gardens

October 15, 2013

hochbeet_raised_bed_portable_modular_planter_spoga+gafa

When you see them, don’t you just itch to turn some wasted urban spaces into lush green outdoor rooms and edible gardens? That must be what German design collective Thinking Hands thought when they designed Hochbeet, a raised bed planter … Read More…

Modular Vertical Garden System For Balconies Leans, Stands, and Hangs

October 8, 2013

pflsk modular vertical gardening system

Pflix is like a vertical garden doing yoga. Designer Christian Heufelder’s modular planting system has the kind of flexibility that I want after an hour of stretching.

pflsk modular vertical gardening system

Adaptive to even the most space deprived conditions, the system strikes a number … Read More…

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