Teaching Kids Through Play About “Urban Survival”

April 21, 2015

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Tasked with designing an educational kit to convey “the contributing factors of urban poverty,” designer Ryan Romanes dreamed up the Urban Survival Pack.

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To be used in the classroom, the package’s playful shape and tactility is intended to engage children … Read More...

Reap What You Sow With AKER Urban Farming Kits

April 15, 2015

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You can picture it right? Starting your day by collecting a bounty of fresh eggs, herbs and other edibles, popping over to check on your buzzing bee hive, and then heading out to enjoy your day in the city with Read More...

Design-Centric Indoor Plant Lights For Urban Living

February 12, 2015

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I continue to be enamoured with Italian lighting design brand Bulbo, whose fashionably functional pieces I featured during my last BlogTour to Milan Design Week in April 2014.

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Bulbo will be exhibiting their design-centric LED-powered vegetable garden systems at LOFT,Read More...

America Goes to Frankfurt: Ambiente 2015

February 2, 2015

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The United States will soon be exporting a bit of America to Frankfurt, Germany where it is this year’s partner country at Ambiente, one of the world’s most important design trade shows.

henderson_pots_ambiente American designer Scott Henderson’s Bud Vase for Read More...

A Novel Idea: Undercover Planter Goes Incognito

January 3, 2015

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The Life of Plants is proof that you can’t tell a book by its cover. Flip it open to reveal the soil from which sprouts a living, breathing, narrative.

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Designer Yasuko Furukawa’s planter/flower pot thrives incognito, at home among the … Read More...

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