Symbiosis of Illuminated and Planted Glass Pendants

February 5, 2013

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Blown glass spheres hang haphazardly from the ceiling, tangled like vines, copper tubes looping around satellite white planters that connect them like natural roots.

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Bocci’s No.38 takes lighting to new heights, in a sort of surreal grouping of suspended planters and lighting elements … Read More…

New Twist on Home Hydroponic Gardening

January 23, 2013

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Honey, I’m home. Is the lettuce ready? This planter is a great concept for producing food with minimal effort in tight urban spaces.

Milan designer Stefania Minnella’s vertical self-sustaining hydroponic system, Elica Idroponica, automates all the tasks busy people might … Read More…

Divide and Cultivate With This Indoor Vertical Garden

May 8, 2012

Herb², an indoor vertical garden that doubles as a terrarium room divider and flexible partition, made its debut at Fabrikaat, an exhibition at this year’s Milan Design Week.

As part of the Master of Interior Architecture and Retail Design program at Rotterdam’s Piet Read More…

Going All Soft For Pillow Planters

March 13, 2012

As I learn more about the benefits of indoor plants–such as how they improve air quality by filtering the air and removing toxins–I also contemplate how to integrate them with a room’s design.

I consider these indoor plants much like … Read More…

Industrial Planter System Hangs Out Indoors Too

January 26, 2012

It’s winter, in some areas it’s indoor planting time. Don’t have enough space? No problem. I recently came across California designer, Eric Trine, who describes himself as “a maker of things.” He’s created this wonderful handcrafted mountable planter system that’s … Read More…

Reclaimed Walnut Table Grows Plants

January 21, 2011

Here’s when the thing that falls between the cracks is a good thing. As part of her application to grad school in architecture, Brooklyn designer, Emily Wettstein, dreamed up these gorgeous tables then crafted them from reclaimed walnut and Read More…

Urban Gardens in the Privacy of Your Bedroom

May 14, 2010

Located at the intersection of fairy tale and surrealism, the new Milan hotel Maison Moschino brings nature indoors to guest rooms with names like Life is a Bed of Roses, Forest, and Ivy.

The hotel’s creative team, led by creative … Read More…

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