Grow For the Glow: Desktop Hydroponic Garden Doubles as Lamp

July 31, 2016

Desktop Hydroponic Garden

All you need to be an urban farmer is a countertop or desktop. Even those living in the smallest of living spaces, city apartments with no patios, terraces, or balconies, can grow fresh micro-greens while at the same time illuminating Read More...

A Bird’s Nest For People Doubles as Hydroponic Garden

July 27, 2016

Bird's Nest For People

Milan-based DesignLibero describes their design practice as an interaction between form and function. If their multifunctional Nido (Italian for nest) is any example of this, then I’d say their work is more a combination of form, function and fun.

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A Living Staircase as Floating Indoor Garden

June 26, 2015

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Rising 41 feet up and four floors high, designer Paul Cocksedge’s Living Staircase floats within the space like a soaring indoor garden.

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The steel and American white oak spiral staircase forms the internal nucleus of London’s Ampersand building in the … Read More...

Five Tabletop Edible Gardens to Make You Swoon

January 17, 2015

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Brown thumbs beware, you may be in for an identity crisis. Growing indoor gardens has never been easier.

With the advancements in the technology and design for hydroponic and aquaponic gardening systems, we can take our pick of edible … Read More...

Design Journey: 10 Fab Pinterest Indoor and Outdoor Garden Finds

February 3, 2014

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I took a virtual design tour of visual discovery to see what Pinterest indoor and outdoor garden finds offered unique ideas and inspiration. Join me Read More...

Indoor Garden: Plantable Table Inspired By Seeds

October 23, 2013

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I love Norwegian designer Philipp von Hase’s seed shaped “plantable” (plant table, I love the name too) crafted from fine walnut and maple wood with a handmade porcelain bowl.

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Multi-functional planted furniture like this is also a great space saver … 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 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...

How to Build Indoor Hydroponic Gardens Using IKEA Storage Boxes

June 1, 2013

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Hey apartment and small space dwellers, here’s an easy DIY compact hydroponic indoor farm system you can make with repurposed off-the-shelf IKEA storage boxes.

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ELIOOO is not a product, it’s architect and designer Antonio Scarponi’s cleverly conceived and designed instruction … Read More...

New Stylish and Simple Hydroponic Windowsill Planter

April 10, 2013

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Modern Sprout is a simple new compact, self-sustaining, and stylish hydroponic windowsill planter system launching today on Kickstarter by Sarah Burrows and Nick Behr, a Chicago couple whose passion for food, cooking, and interest in where their food comes from Read More...

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