Brown Thumbs Up for the Biome Terrarium

November 21, 2011







No green thumbs needed here: Biome, by London-based designer Samuel Wilkinson, is a smart terrarium powered and managed by an iPad or smartphone which controls its climate, water level, and nutrients. Sunlight for the mini eco-system is replicated … Read More…

Plants as Indoor Natural Air Purifiers

December 27, 2010








Green Flow

In its study of the effects of plants on interior air quality and sick air syndrome, NASA pointed out that “if man is to move into closed environments, he must take along nature’s life support system.”

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Flowerpot or Light?

December 19, 2010







It’s a grow-it-yourself plant kit that really isn’t. Schattengewächs, German Designer Maximilian Winkel’s light fixture, projects shadows of flowers, trees and even insects on to your wall. Don’t think of it as artificial flowers and plants, but rather as real … Read More…

DIY Urban Garden Father’s Day Gifts

June 16, 2010








Photo from Flikr, by Smallthingsiced

Check out these cool seed tapes and simple birdhouse you can make for Dad. I like to support the economy just as much as the next person, but I’ve always appreciated receiving a home made … Read More…

Old Bulbs in the Garden: Pot from Recycled Lightbulb

June 11, 2010







Repurpose your old old incandescent light bulbs into planters with the Potus Pot. Designed by Natalia Hojman and Angeles Estrada Vigil, the Potus Pot transforms a burnt-out light bulb into a bud-growing vase by removing the filaments and making … Read More…

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