How to Make a Habitat for Urban Wildlife With Bee Houses, Birdhouses, Insect Hotels, and Planter Boxes

January 4, 2014

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Here’s an idea I love that’s at the intersection of urbanization, design, and nature.

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Brike is series of modular bricks that together serve as a habitat for urban wildlife. The collection includes bee houses, birdhouses, insect hotels, and planters that work in harmony to … Read More…

Portable Raised Bed Planter Elevates Mobile and Modular Urban Gardens

October 15, 2013

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When you see them, don’t you just itch to turn some wasted urban spaces into lush green outdoor rooms and edible gardens? That must be what German design collective Thinking Hands thought when they designed Hochbeet, a raised bed planter … Read More…

Modular Vertical Garden System For Balconies Leans, Stands, and Hangs

October 8, 2013

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Pflix is like a vertical garden doing yoga. Designer Christian Heufelder’s modular planting system has the kind of flexibility that I want after an hour of stretching.

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Adaptive to even the most space deprived conditions, the system strikes a number … Read More…

Voilà! Modular Planter System From France

September 3, 2013

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I love how French brand Booa’s modular cube planters let container gardeners do for outdoor space what fashion designers have always done so well: combine a number of elements to create a complete cohesive look.

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Booa low planters feature hidden … Read More…

3D-Printed Modular Mini Planter System is Drip Irrigation For Other Plants

August 6, 2013

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Aqueduct is a 3D-printed modular mini planter system that you can set up in numerous easy-to-assemble configurations a bit like the old Tinker Toy.

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The system shares and transfers water via little connections from the top planter to the lower … Read More…

Cool Indoor-Outdoor Modular Cylinder Planters

November 1, 2012

As soon as I saw the Décor Fiori Cylinders, it was instant love. What do I love? These lightweight cylinders are fabulous for small spaces and are really versatile: you can use them indoors or outdoors, individually or in multiples on a … Read More…

Three Cool Wall Planters

July 9, 2012

City Planters, which debuted at the recent show, Dwell on Design and were named in the LA Times Top 11 of the show, are the latest in contemporary outdoor living creations from the design team at one of my favorite Los Angeles shops, Potted.


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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…

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