Milan Design Week 2014 Green Design Trends: Integrated Indoor Edible and Ornamental Indoor Gardens

June 1, 2014



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Caesarstone featured Urban Islands incorporating plants directly into the solid surface. Image by Caesarstone.

Green was trending everywhere during last month’s Milan Design Week 2014. Stylish, sustainable, and integrated edible and ornamental indoor gardens and microgardens sprouted everywhere. And I … Read More…

Celebrate Your Poor Soil With a Mediterranean Herb Garden

May 23, 2014



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Mediterranean herbs growing among annual Salvias and Marigolds. Photo by Nicole Brait.

If you have nutrient poor soil don’t despair, you have the beginnings of a great Mediterranean herb garden.

Not only do Mediterranean herbs thrive in nutrient poor soils, … Read More…

From Street Soccer Balls to Seating: Fábrica Preview From Wanted Design

April 29, 2014



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What is this impossibly interesting object? It is the Street Football Seat Ball designed by Guatemala’s FÁBRICA, made from repurposed soccer balls. Of course it looks extremely cool– but I promise you, the aesthetics are only the beginning of … Read More…

The High Line: Manhattan’s Elevated Garden Park

April 7, 2014



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A perennial combination along the walking path of the High Line. Photo by Steven Severinghaus.

Unlike Central Park or Prospect Park, the High Line has no swaths of grass, no baseball fields, no pond. In contrast to most urban parks, Read More…

Milan Design Week 2014 Preview: Angelo Grassi Grows Vegetables on Furniture

April 2, 2014



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Fuorisalone is where Angelo Grassi’s Ortofabricca will be on view.

I’m packing for my trip to Milan Design Week where I will be joining a stellar team of eleven design bloggers on the Modenus BlogTour. From Milan, I’ll report back Read More…

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