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 a … Read More…

Old MacDonald Had a Robot

April 28, 2010


Robots my someday replace humans for picking delicate fruits and vegetables. Photo: Paul Wooton

Can robots roll up their sleeves and pick fruit? Vision Robotics, a company in San Diego, thinks so. It’s building scouting robots that use multiple … Read More…

Easy Thinking Beyond the Garden Frame

April 15, 2010

FIGO is a great new flexible garden frame connector whose use extends beyond plant frames: it’s great for constructing makeshift tents, sculptures, windbreaks, pet enclosures, geodesic domes – use your imagination!

FIGO allows you the freedom to build your own garden … Read More…

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