Luxury Hen Residences: Modernist Solar Chicken Coop

May 16, 2011







Urban chicken raising has not only piqued the interest of many urban dwellers, it has arrived bearing some caché. While exploring this weekend’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair, I stumbled upon Raad’s modernist solar chicken coop for urban hens. This … Read More…

Plants as Indoor Natural Air Purifiers

December 27, 2010








Green Flow

In its study of the effects of plants on interior air quality and sick air syndrome, NASA pointed out that “if man is to move into closed environments, he must take along nature’s life support system.”

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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…

Solar Garden Umbrella Offers Shade and Light

December 13, 2010







Offering the after-dark glow of a garden umbrella strung with tiny lights, this solar one does eco-friendly double duty. The Day Shade Night Light Umbrella, or DSNL Umbrella, soaks up the sun’s rays while protecting you from them while … Read More…

Self-Watering Solar Vertical Growing System

August 15, 2010







Do you love gardening on auto-pilot? The Aussies have a cool product that has made its way Stateside. The CLEV-A 9 Pot garden is a sustainable, vertical growing system which uses a solar powered, gravity fed, automated watering system to … Read More…

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