Hydroponic Vertical Gardens and Heliostats Flourish on Sustainable Skyscraper

November 19, 2014

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When iconic French architect Jean Nouvel and his botanist and landscape “artist” colleague and friend Patrick Blanc collaborate, you can expect a novel and cutting edge statement combining the best of their respective talents with the latest in green technologies, aka a work of Read More…

Back to Basics: Chic Multitasking Easy-to-Assemble Plant-Loving Furniture

November 4, 2014

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Having recently downsized from a 3800 sq. foot house to a 680 sq. foot apartment, I am now the poster girl for small space living. As I optimize every square inch in my new place, double or even triple-duty designs are becoming Read More…

Climbing Up: 10 Innovative Vertical Garden Ideas

September 18, 2014

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I often think of vertical gardens as the utilitarian cousin of the decorative container garden. You’d love a vegetable garden, but your studio apartment in the city didn’t come with an acre of land. Enter the vertical garden. Focusing only Read More…

Urban Playground From Repurposed Shipping Containers at Container Park

September 6, 2014

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When was the last time you sped down a slide, wind in your hair? If it’s been awhile, do you remember the exhilaration? I am here to tell you it’s time to play. And I’m not talking about being a player.Read More…

The Ins and Outs of Working From An Indoor-Outdoor Home Office

September 3, 2014

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Ah, the elusive dream of working from home. No more commuting, no more “business casual,” no more over-priced lunches scarfed down in ten minutes standing up. The freedom to make your own schedule, wake up when you want, work in Read More…

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