HortiCouture: This Wearable Garden Grows On You

August 22, 2017 by

These are not your garden variety clothes. While fashion trends change season to season, these garments actually grow with the seasons.

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Fashion designer Jacob Olmedo’s Wearable Gardens are a kind of HortiCouture twist on mobile gardens–portable pockets of … Read More...

Haute HortiCouture: Wearable Living Landscapes Fashioned From Self-Seeding Plants

August 21, 2017 by

Some environmentally conscious designers and artists are creating haute horticouture–botanical fashion statements made with ornamental plants, flowers, and even edible greens. Many of these cultivated collections are artworks meant for viewing alone, while others are designed to be worn.Read More...

A Biodegradable Disposable Cardboard Barbecue Grill?

August 17, 2017 by

When I think disposable, I think landfill. So when I heard about the new $8 biodegradable and disposable cardboard CasusGrill, I thought, wow, this has everything–environmentally friendly, convenient, easy to use, and so compact and lightweight you can throw it Read More...

12 Dog Restaurants Where Humans Are Welcome

August 13, 2017 by

Photo via Dog Café Los Angeles

Once in a while a pup could really use a little respite from this dog-eat-dog world.

When a pooch is dog tired after a long day on the run, chillin’ out at Yappy Hour … Read More...

10 Best Gardening Subscription Boxes for Urban Gardeners

August 7, 2017 by

For busy city dwellers, a monthly or quarterly gardening subscription box is an effortless way to get in the gardening groove to jump-start or maintain any size urban garden.

Perfect for those with limited time and space, these boxes arrive … Read More...

These Low-Tech Egyptian Artisan Clay Pots Water Your Plants for a Month

July 24, 2017 by

This low tech watering system will keep your houseplants and garden irrigated for a month. Get outta town!

 

 

Handmade by local Egyptian artisans, the system consists of a set of six clay pots whose unglazed bases let water … Read More...

Indoor Levitating Forest Greens French Train Station

July 22, 2017 by

The train station in Angers, France just got very green. Five illuminated “trees” hang from the ceiling in French designer Alexis Tricoire’s latest interior landscape installation.

Tricoire–the self-proclaimed “green fingers designer”–describes The Levitating Forest as a symbolic gateway to the Read More...

The Rise of Urban Vertical Forests

July 15, 2017 by

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.

Milan-based Stefano Read More...

You Will Flip For These Tabletop Vases

July 9, 2017 by

If you are the kind of person who likes to reserve the option to change your mind, or you have difficulty choosing things, then you will flip over this Flip Vase.

You simply flip the pages of this whimsical tabletop … Read More...

“Vegitecture” Project Brings Vertical Farming to Paris Suburb

July 5, 2017 by

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...

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