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…

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…

Hanging Garden Lamps Green Up Interiors

March 26, 2013



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One of my favorite Brooklyn artisan-makers is the collaborative design studio, Autumn Workshop, whose Scrap Ecology lighting we featured a while back. The studio creates a variety of lighting that derives its inspiration from biophiliathe natural connection between 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.Read More…

Vertical Gardens With Supernatural Healing Powers

December 11, 2012







We’ve discussed before the benefits of plants and vertical gardens–how they can not only beautify indoor and outdoor spaces, but can help decrease energy usage by providing insulation, improve indoor air quality, even provide a place to grow Read More…

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 … Read More…

Is This Feline Kennel and Planter the Cat’s Meow?

November 21, 2012








Pet abodes can take up precious space in small homes. So if you could house your cat (or small dog) and your plants at the same time in a single stylish combination kennel, container garden, and herb garden Read More…

Indoor Seating for People and Plants

November 19, 2012







While at The Tramshed, a specially curated lifestyle/design event I visited recently at DesignJunction, I got a chance to try out De La Espada’s Lin Pod Bench, which Tokyo and London-based designers Leif.Designpark created to provide an “intimacy Read More…

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