Mobile Plug-and-Play Solar System That’s More Like a Home Appliance

May 28, 2015 by

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Here’s an all-in-one mobile solar power system that’s as easy to use as any simple home appliance.

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In addition to its good looks, the Smartflower POP is ideal for residences where, for various reasons, the roof can’t accommodate photovoltaic panels–just

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Living in a Vertical World

May 27, 2015 by

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While vertical gardening may be a more recent obsession, vertical living has been going on for a long time. Both are innovative responses to maximizing the space needed to nurture living things in crowded urban areas.

Growing six tiers of … Read More…

Wanted Design NYC Launch Pad Unveils Cool Firepit

May 23, 2015 by

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Brian Keyes: Brændt Firepit
At the recent Wanted Design New York, designer Brian Keyes unveiled his prototype for the Brændt Firepit, a low profile firepit which he says is meant to  be “a domestic centerpiece for socializing, roasting marshmallows, or … Read More…

Plant Furniture and What Lies Beneath the Surface

May 9, 2015 by

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Say you want a table or a set of tables and you also want some planters. But in your small space you don’t have room for all of them, so you have to choose. No you don’t.

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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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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 … 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 … 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.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…

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