China’s Growing Urban Population Sprouts Urban Farms

December 22, 2011


Illustration: Guillermo Munro for the China Daily.

In response to its growing urbanization, China is reinventing the “garden city” concept in order to create space for both its urban and its displaced rural citizens. Every year, more than 15 million people move from … Read More…

New York City Public School’s Rooftop Hydroponic Garden and Urban Farm Classroom

November 16, 2011


The Greenhouse on the roof of Public School 333 in Manhattan. Photo: Ari Burling

A 1400-square foot smart and sustainable hydroponic urban farm sits on the third floor rooftop of a New York City public school. It’s home to The Greenhouse Project, … Read More…

New York City Residence With Four Terraces

September 7, 2011

When JoJo Demirel and her husband Baris moved into their new place in Red Hook, Brooklyn last April, their first order of business was to put up a greenhouse.

The couple had always shared a love of gardening but only … Read More…

Touring Los Angeles Modern Homes and Gardens

July 7, 2011


Passing a yin-yang floor mosaic that leads to the front door. Photo: Robin Horton.

On a warm Saturday at the end of June, armed with a GPS, I navigated around the labyrinth of Los Angeles freeways and surface streets for Read More…

Eco-Chic Pet Houses Offer Creature Comforts

April 30, 2011


Matthew Coates designed this green roof dog house from reclaimed materials. Via Kitsap Sun.

I’ve stumbled across some purr-fect eco-chic cat and dog houses that will make tails wag and…well, you get it. And let’s not forget the birds and Read More…

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