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

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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…

Plant Trellis System as Modular Living Sculpture

March 6, 2013

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Gardening meets architecture and art in Tumbleweed, a modular plant trellis system composed of folded epoxy painted steel and aluminum strips which interact in space as a living work of art, a sculpture that supports the cultivation of indoor plants.

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Architect Jean-Jaques Hubert of Paris-based … Read More…

User-Designed Table Using Recycled Wine Bottles

January 30, 2013

 

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In part a celebration of the social aspects of wine, Brazilian designer Tati Guimarães created Dvinus as an interactive user experience that forces one to contemplate reusing otherwise disposable objects for a sustainable design.

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Dvinus is a collection of … Read More…

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