Frédéric Malphettes Trellis Vertical Garden

April 10, 2015



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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…

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

April 6, 2015



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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…

New Opus Garten Hängen Self-Irrigating Wall Planter

March 14, 2014



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When San Francisco designer/entrepreneur Michael Good’s house plants began taking over most of his apartment’s available counter space, he realized that necessity (and Good design) would be the mother of his invention.

During an unsuccessful search for a hanging planter … Read More…

How I Overcame My Fear of Bonsai

October 3, 2013



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Photo via Art of Bonsai, by Nacho Marin, Caracas Venezuela

As a gardener, I know what I like and don’t like. Then there’s the middle gray area: the mysterious garden endeavors I might like, but I’d always been too freaked out Read More…

The Creative Mind Behind Opus Hanging Gardens

July 27, 2013



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The word “Opus” refers to creation or works of art, an encompassing, open-to-interpretation definition that suited what Marissa Pretorius hoped to do with her life.



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“I did not want to be bound by the name, but rather have a creative … Read More…

Mini Indoor Allotment Gardens

May 18, 2013



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Joining a community garden project or tending an allotment is a great way to get your garden fix if you don’t have your own plot of land or outdoor space.



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To get yourself in the mood for participating in a … Read More…

Hydroponic Wine Bottle Wall Garden at Student Bar

April 11, 2013



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Conceived as part wine rack and part hydroponics, a hydroponic bottle wall garden will spout from April 7-24 in the lower bar of a local Cornell University campus area venue, Stella’s Bar and Restaurant.



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Architecture students Peter Gudonis and Carly Dean, recipients … Read More…

Flower Vase Flips Into Biodegradable Planter

April 8, 2013



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We love multi-functional objects that transform themselves for different functions–they are perfect for small spaces and urban gardens.

Like the new Rebirth Pod, a biodegradable flower vase which becomes a planter when turned upside down. You might start indoors using … Read More…

Micro Architecture in a Vase

March 15, 2013

Winter’s chill may still be here, but with designer Tina Leung’s Flood Vase, one can literally bring the outdoors inside–in fact, a whole indoor planted mini metropolis.



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Flood is the first in a series of architecturally influenced stone-effect resin vases … Read More…

Four Indoor Shade Plants for Sun-Deprived Apartments

March 8, 2013



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Do you love indoor plants, but your apartment is too dark to allow proper growth? Many urban dwellers face this conundrum with some opting for artificial potted plants and flowers. However, well-informed tenants can shop around for low light Read More…

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