Reclaimed Boat Sails Upcycled as Portable Planters

December 14, 2014

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In the hands of Parsons School of Design grads, Miriam Josi and Stella Lee Prowse, a local sail maker’s post-production sailcloth waste and scrap boat covers have been reborn as planters. Not just planters, but portable flat-folding, space-saving babes that can Read More…

Solar Garden Umbrella Offers Shade and Light

December 13, 2010

Offering the after-dark glow of a garden umbrella strung with tiny lights, this solar one does eco-friendly double duty. The Day Shade Night Light Umbrella, or DSNL Umbrella, soaks up the sun’s rays while protecting you from them while keeping … Read More…

Photosynthesis in Your Living Room

July 27, 2010

New from French company, La Corbeille: a combination standing lamp and plant container. The fabric lampshade rests on the top rim of the pot until you pull it up to turn it on–providing light for the plant and illuminating … Read More…

Moss Your City Explores the Urban Forest

July 19, 2010


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As part of the Architectural Foundation’s exchange program for emerging architects, Norwegian architectural firm Pushak created Moss Your City, an indoor moss landscape exhibition that explores the relationship between contemporary architecture, landscape, and natural resources.


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Off the Grid: Philips Sustainable Habitat 2020

September 6, 2009

With future sustainable housing for large cities in mind, Off the Grid explores the integration of electronics and biochemistry in the design of building facades.

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Today, our habitat is very dependent on the international energy & water grid. Energy crisis, … Read More…

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