Top Ten Design Finds From Maison & Objet Paris 2016

January 31, 2016

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It was apparent during my recent visit to the design show Maison & Objet in Paris, that furniture and home accessories brands traditionally known for interior products are venturing outdoors.

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As evidence of the trend toward indoor-outdoor living, the show … Read More...

Tiling the Walls With Floating Planters

January 12, 2016

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Crumpled Tyvek and cast concrete take on organic forms to become wall tile planters in the hands of San Antonio, Texas-based architect/designer, Taeg Nishimoto.

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Inspired by geological formations observed in satellite images, SEED takes on unpredictable shapes when Nishimoto creates … Read More...

Self-Watering Modular and Magnetic “Connect a Pot” Planters

August 19, 2015

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For those of us who have downsized to smaller digs where space is at a premium, there’s a new self-watering modular pot system for growing plants, herbs and flowers indoors in compact areas.

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Connect a Pot fits well into the … Read More...

Crazy In Love With These 10 Valentines Day Gifts

February 11, 2015

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Did the most romantic person on Earth swoop into a bathroom and create this swoon-worthy scene for the object of their adoration? Personally, I don’t care what the circumstances were. This is such a gorgeous idea, and it should get … Read More...

A Novel Idea: Undercover Planter Goes Incognito

January 3, 2015

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The Life of Plants is proof that you can’t tell a book by its cover. Flip it open to reveal the soil from which sprouts a living, breathing, narrative.

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Designer Yasuko Furukawa’s planter/flower pot thrives incognito, at home among the … Read More...

Reclaimed Boat Sails Upcycled as Portable Planters

December 14, 2014

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In the hands of Parsons School of Design grads, Miriam Josi and Stella Lee Prowse, a local sail maker’s post-production sailcloth waste and scrap boat covers have been reborn as planters. Not just planters, but portable flat-folding, space-saving babes that Read More...

Urban Gardens 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

December 3, 2014

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Drumroll! It’s that time of year and we’re excited to present our 2014 holiday gift guide, a curated list of 12 fun, functional, and fashionable items for home and garden. Have you been naughty or nice? No matter, we’re not Read More...

Rendezvous in Green: Botanical Tiled Vertical Garden

February 19, 2014

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Add this botanical tiled vertical garden space to the list of wonderful places to sneak off to for an afternoon rendezvous. I think a comfy mattress on the interior platform would be just the place for a nap en plein Read More...

Can Plants Make You Happier and Richer?

October 28, 2013

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LED GrowLight Pendant Lamp, $1250 via Lightopia.

Need a mood and financial boost? There’s an app for that. Or a plant. While browsing today through Frank Mertens’s site Expression That Inspires, I stumbled upon Nursery & Garden Industry Australia’s unusual … 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...

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