PhytoKinetic: Lightweight Green Roof System For City Buses and Vehicles

July 24, 2013



For Barcelona area landscape designer Marc Grañén, the test of his concept was the reaction from his young children. When he told his kids, ages 6 and 9, about his lightweight green roof system for city buses, the boys began … Read More...

The Cocktail Gardener Cultivates Garden Pop-Up Bar on London Rooftop

May 28, 2013

Photo via Eleanor Salton Thorne.

Known for her seasonal garden cocktails and infusions using cultivated and foraged herbs and flowers, Lottie Muir (aka The Cocktail Gardener), mixes it up at Midnight Apothecary, the London roof garden pop-up cocktail bar Read More...

New York City Farm and Culinary Hotel Concept

March 2, 2013


We love this cool hotel concept: The Allotmenta hotel whose culinary focus makes growing and cooking food the fundamental ingredient of the guest experience.

This was the grand prize winner of the Tablet Hotels competition, Rethink Hotels, which … Read More...

Modular Compact Green Roof System

January 22, 2013


Conventional ‘roll out’ green roof systems are not feasible for certain roof conditions. Some systems are bulky, built like mattresses, require specialized teams to measure and survey the site, can be difficult to retrofit, and require at least two experienced Read More...

New York City Urban Farms After Hurricane Sandy

November 12, 2012

Battery Urban Farm. Photo via the Battery Conservancy.

Hurricane Sandy’s wrath caused the damage and demise of a number of New York City urban gardens and farms, some less fortunate than others. 

Brooklyn Grange Urban Rooftop Farms
Brooklyn Grange lost …

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

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