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...

Rotating Indoor Hydroponic Garden Perfect For Small Space Living

December 29, 2016

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The OGarden is ready to transform the way we think of indoor gardening—one revolution at a time.

This easily assembled rotating hydroponic gardening system provides an opportunity to independently and conveniently grow one’s own fresh produce without pesticides–even in … Read More...

Grow For the Glow: Desktop Hydroponic Garden Doubles as Lamp

July 31, 2016

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All you need to be an urban farmer is a countertop or desktop. Even those living in the smallest of living spaces, city apartments with no patios, terraces, or balconies, can grow fresh micro-greens while at the same time illuminating Read More...

Conversations On a Small Island to Accelerate Positive Change on the Planet

March 26, 2016

Turtle-Island-Solar-Panels-urbangardensweb Turtle Island’s solar farm and five-acre organic garden.

Monica Laurence exudes positive energy and is resolute in her mission to drive conversation toward creating positive change for the planet.

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The creator behind Turtle Talks, a web series project … Read More...

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