Indoor-Outdoor Revolving Window For Plants

November 17, 2012

As multifunctional concepts are great for small spaces, we love how the Revolve Window extends the interior space, enables easy transport of plants from indoors to outdoors, and at the same time functions as a decorative window box.

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Mini Kitchen Garden Watered By Draining Dishes

June 28, 2012

The multifunctional Fluidity is a dish drying rack that at the same time cultivates a mini kitchen garden right on your countertop. Water recycled from draining dishes in the rack provides irrigation for two built-in mini herb or plant containers.

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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…

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.

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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…

Moving Outdoor Gardens Indoors for Winter

December 5, 2011


Indoor plants on a New York City windowsill enjoying the view. Photo: mccorvie.net

The days of warm weather are quickly slipping away, now being replaced by cooler temperatures. It’s time to transfer plants from the outdoors to inside for the Read More…

Plants as Indoor Natural Air Purifiers

December 27, 2010


Green Flow

In its study of the effects of plants on interior air quality and sick air syndrome, NASA pointed out that “if man is to move into closed environments, he must take along nature’s life support system.”

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A Girl Can’t Have Too Many Planters

May 12, 2010

Move over Manolo. The creator of  these repurposed stiletto planters, Berkeley, CA-based Rachel Mahlke of Giddy Spinster, said of her used/upcycled shoes, ”The concept is about hard-working women, the increasingly artificial nature of American femininity, and the impossible images that women face … Read More…

Green Wall is Breath of Fresh Air

March 10, 2010

It lies at the intersections of wall art, vertical garden, and air purification system–if I understand it correctly. Elements of Nature, a student project submitted to the James Dyson Design competition by Hamit Kuralkan of Monash University, is a … Read More…

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