13 Mobile Gardens To Move You

May 1, 2015 by

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We’re back with the second part of our roundup of itinerant and otherwise roaming, traveling, and always portable mobile gardens. Take a peek before they pass you by:

1. Get Rolling With This DIY Mobile Vegetable Garden

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The only  available sunlight in the … Read More…

10 Mobile Gardens to Grow On the Go

April 27, 2015 by

tricycle-house-and-tricycle-garden1While not exactly nomadic, urban dwellers are known to be constantly on the go. It’s no surprise then that many urban gardens are designed to follow suit. With the roots to grow and the wings to fly, mobile gardens are on the … Read More…

Teaching Kids Through Play About “Urban Survival”

April 21, 2015 by

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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 through play while teaching new habits for sustainable living.Read More…

Light-Emitting Lounge Chair Controlled by Smartphone

April 19, 2015 by

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Imagine: the sun sets and your sleek lounge chair lights up casting a soft glow throughout your outdoor living room.

I’m talking about the Lumiluxe LED Lounger designed by German company BeMOSS, whose tagline is Live. Light. Lounge.

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This baby is equipped with battery-charged LEDs … Read More…

Reap What You Sow With AKER Urban Farming Kits

April 15, 2015 by

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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…

Frédéric Malphettes Trellis Vertical Garden

April 10, 2015 by

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One of my favorite French designers, Frédéric Malphettes, reaches new heights with Anno, his latest vertical garden trellis structure, a welcome addition to his family of modular vertical garden designs.

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Anno is playful from the start: the name is a … Read More…

A Japanese Garden Hidden Behind LA’s Dodger Stadium

April 9, 2015 by

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Who knew? I grew up in Los Angeles, went to many baseball games, but never knew that there was a Japanese garden hidden behind Dodger Stadium.

Yep, the story goes that back in 1962 when the ballpark opened, the team invited Japanese sportswriter, … Read More…

Interview: Architecture Student Designs Smart Home of the Future With On-site Food Production

April 6, 2015 by

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When judges of the House 2020 Competition challenged Ontario, Canada architecture, engineering and environmental science students to come up with an innovative idea for the house of the future, they asked the question: what does ”smart” mean now?

Competition winner, Peter Kitchen, Master of … Read More…

Celebrating Slow Food and Slow Flowers at Local Flower Farm Dinner

April 5, 2015 by

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You know about farm-to-table dining and perhaps garden-to-glass cocktails. Now there’s Field-to-Vase–where the dining table’s flowers were freshly picked at the flower farm only a few feet from where you are seated.

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The Field to Vase Dinner Tour is series … Read More…

Hanging Ceramic Pots Inspired by Mexican Jicama Plant

April 3, 2015 by

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Crece Jicama is a collection of hanging ceramic pots inspired by the shape and texture of Jicama (Pachyrhizus erosus), a native Mexican climbing vine and root vegetable popular in Mexican cuisine. 

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The handcrafted pots hang from long rust-hued leather straps, a nod … Read More…

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