3D Printed Flowers Designed to Feed Urban Insects

December 4, 2018

Insectology Food for Buzz 3D printed flowers Atelier Boelhouwer urbangardensweb

In an effort to offset the massive decline in the world’s insect population, Dutch design firm Atelier Boelhouwer has developed a series of 3D printed artificial flowers designed to serve as an emergency food source for the ‘big five of Read More...

Create Your Own Smart Garden With These Innovative Tech Gadgets

August 16, 2018

The Edyn Sensor.

Interest in gardening is rapidly increasing, especially among environmentally and nutrition-conscious millennials who also want to know where their food comes from.

Patrick Nadeau’s Urban Garden planter bags.

Many of this age group live in apartments … Read More...

Lamps, Streetlights, and Bomb-Detection Powered By Plants and Vegetables

February 8, 2018

 Photo via Living Lights.

Read by the light of your arugula and kale? Researchers at MIT in Massachusetts are embedding specialized nanoparticles into the leaves of plants and vegetables such as arugula, kale, spinach, and watercress to create…edible lights and Read More...

This Living, Breathing Chandelier ‘Exhales’ Oxygen to Purify Air

September 28, 2017

Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton, Urban Gardens

The 70 “petals” of engineer/designer Julian Melchiorri’s  bionic chandelier Exhale contain algae that simulate the natural process of photosynthesis, releasing oxygen to purify the air.

I viewed the chandelier on a private guided tour … 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...

The freshest innovative and eco-friendly designs, trends, and ideas for urban gardens and stylish small places.

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