Artists Upcycle Trash Into Treasures For Gardens and Balconies

November 11, 2013

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As a lover of sustainable design, gardening, and environmentally friendly practices, I was excited when Nathan Devine reached out to me about Retrash, his community project dedicated to reducing landfill by recycling, repurposing, and upcycling trash into useful and … Read More...

Five DIY No-Chills Fire Pits

November 5, 2013

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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...

Reclaimed Bicycle Repurposed As Outdoor Fountain in Public Art Installation

August 22, 2013

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When an abandoned rusted bicycle had outlived its usefulness as trustworthy transportation, American born and Berlin-based artist, Brad Downey, mounted it on an equally rusty bike rack then transformed it into a working fountain.

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With an established a reputation … Read More...

Outdoor Hanging Glass Sculpture Functions As a Sustainable Fly Repellent

August 7, 2013

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Spotted this cool glass object from from designer José de la O in my inbox today, but wasn’t sure what it was.

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Inspired by the traditional hanging plastic bags of water used to scare away flies at food markets … Read More...

Living Art Blends Ceramics and Horticulture

April 30, 2013

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Inspired by his own landscape designs and a trip to his native Japan, Brooklyn-based artist and landscape designer Mineo Mizuno integrates ceramics and horticulture in Coexistence, an installation of living art forms.

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Mizuno leverages his expertise in glazes to work … Read More...

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