Clever Take on Rain Water Collection

September 29, 2010

From Britain, here’s rain water collection made simple. This one installs into your existing down pipe, with the addition of a diverter found at your local hardware store, and attaches easily to the wall with keyholes. It comes with a … Read More...

Small Urban Space Rain Gardens

January 29, 2010


Rain gardens aren’t just for homeowners with large tracts of land.  A rain garden planted in a small urban area can make a big difference in the water quality and environment of its surrounding area.

When it rains in densely …

Inspirations from Paris

January 23, 2010


I spent the day yesterday infusing myself with a strong dose of design inspiration at the Paris design fair, Maison & Objet. One of the themes permeating the fair is the blend of nature and technology and I was thrilled … Read More...

Capturing Rain Elegantly

January 18, 2010


A Drop of Water is a rain barrel that makes saving water very easy by providing a built-in watering can that fills automatically when it rains. This way, the user doesn’t have to fill the can with tap water, but … Read More...

Top 10 Urban Gardens Stories of 2009

December 26, 2009

1. Farming Freedom and Hope After Katrina



2. Honey I’m Home! High Hives for Urban Beekeepers


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3. The Future’s Looking Up on a Rooftop Farm

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4. Window Farms: Getting the Hang of Urban Farming in Your


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