Cross-Stitched Modular Shelving and Vertical Planter

December 3, 2012

Cable tie stitching joins together the modular shelving units for Melbourne designer Alex O’Connell’s Cross-It system.

The 600h x 600w x 200d boards have circular cut-outs to accept flower pots, making it nice for indoor plants (though I would make sure they … Read More…

Grow and Share Produce With Pod Indoor Garden

November 23, 2012

Perfect for small urban kitchen gardens or those with limited outdoor space, Pod is a fogponic indoor gardening system for cultivating herbs and vegetables.

Similar to hydroponic gardening, the fogponic “plug-and-play” growing system automatically distributes nutrients and water as a fog … Read More…

“Fogponic” Vertical Garden System

November 20, 2012

The Fogger is Hamburg-based studio, Vakant Design’s concept for a highly efficient, indoor-outdoor vertical garden “fogponic” planting system. A nearly self-sustainable alternative to the traditional edible garden and great for those with small urban spaces, the design compliments almost any decor … Read More…

From Outer Space to Small Space: Rotary Indoor Hydroponic Garden on Shelf

June 7, 2012

If you can grow food in a spacecraft, you can do so in the confines of a small urban space. Developed by NASA and readapted by Italian studio, Design Libero, the Green Wheel is rotary hydroponic system concept created … Read More…

Creative Container Gardening With Modular Planters

April 25, 2012

Handmade of Ohio of white stoneware clay in their small Illinois studio, these modular planters from Good Erdle can be creatively configured to suit your space. The pots were inspired by designer/partner Andrew Erdle’s desire for a good-looking tabletop modular … Read More…

Five Easy Steps to Orchid Success

March 24, 2012


Think orchids are delicate and hard to care for? Not true! Like many people, I used to believe this so I steered clear of them. But on a recent visit to Costa Farms, I learned that orchids are the … Read More…

Zoie Planter Brings Green Style Indoors

March 8, 2012

Through the design of her Zoie Planter, Helen Kontouris expresses her belief that “ecology in design today, rests on the role of the designer as cultural architect, creating products with clear purpose, intelligent material appropriateness and function that arrest you … Read More…

Bringing Nature Inside With These Classic Plants

October 17, 2011


Paperwhite bulbs started now provide fragrant white flowers in time for winter holidays. Photo by Kairu Yao via Flickr.

This post is part of a series of exchanges between Urban Gardens and Seasonal Wisdom, exploring the latest in gardening, green Read More…

Culinary Herb Barn Raising

March 7, 2011

Soup’s on. Now snip a few culinary herbs from your ECOGRO Herb Barn and toss ‘em in.

“My love of gardening and plants in general coupled with my craft was the inspiration for ECOGRO,” says the designer, W.A. Francis, who … 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…

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