The Rise of Urban Vertical Forests

July 15, 2017

Vertical forests–living , breathing skyscrapers enveloped in trees, shrubs, and flowering plants–can, like the one’s featured above, absorb 25 tons of carbon dioxide annually and produce roughly 60 kilograms of oxygen daily, while also promoting local urban biodiversity.

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“Vegitecture” Project Brings Vertical Farming to Paris Suburb

July 5, 2017

In the Parisian suburb of Romainville, a vertical farming project will transform the concept of urban agriculture in a “vegitecture” complex whose small production loop will enable residents to buy produce directly from their local urban farm.

In a … Read More...

This Table Multi-Functions As Indoor Herb Garden, Cooler, and Storage for Veggies

June 30, 2017

Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton, Urban Gardens.

I love designs that multitask which is why I am in love with Pre\serve, a low-seating dining collection that is part indoor herb garden, receptacle for storing vegetables, and cooler. The multifunctional table features Read More...

Our Oceans Are a Repository of Important Raw Materials

June 10, 2017

The world’s oceans help regulate our climate but, as a result of global warming, are rising to critical levels–a serious threat to the survival of the planet. The effort to thwart climate change is essential for the preservation of the Read More...

Four Practical Ideas for Greening Indoor Spaces

June 7, 2017


Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton, Urban Gardens.

In an ideal world, we’d all have a backyard garden full of our favorite plants, maybe even a stunning greenhouse bursting with year-round color and tropical foliage. But many of us lack outdoor space Read More...

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