New York City Rooftop Garden Offers Views and Privacy

February 4, 2013

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Pulltab Design, whose indoor green wall I featured a few years ago, designed this beautiful urban garden for a client in New York City’s East Village, incorporating a novel custom water feature and space defining canvas privacy screens made by … Read More…

How to Grow an Energy-Saving Living Curtain

January 24, 2013

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Green curtains outside the Arakawa City Hall in Tokyo, Japan.Photo, Bloomberg.

Anticipating rising energy costs after Japan’s nuclear disaster, and inspired by the green curtains on the facades of many municipal and commercial buildings, many Tokyo residents have created DIY living curtains of Read More…

Organic Concrete For Living Green Facades

January 10, 2013

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Spanish researchers have developed a living concrete that may define a new method for creating vertical gardens and living walls on building facades.  Capturing rainwater, the multilayered cement encourages and sustains the growth and viability of specific mosses and lichens directly on … Read More…

Urban Vertical Farm and Pick-it-Yourself Market

January 5, 2013

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When industrial designer Ben Green and grower Tyler Nevers saw a need for suppling urban food-loving folks with locally grown produce at reasonable prices, they devised a plan and successfully raised $25,000 on Kickstarter for a small scale urban “artisan” farm and Read More…

Vertical Gardens With Supernatural Healing Powers

December 11, 2012

We’ve discussed before the benefits of plants and vertical gardens–how they can not only beautify indoor and outdoor spaces, but can help decrease energy usage by providing insulation, improve indoor air quality, even provide a place to grow Read More…

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