Artists Upcycle Trash Into Treasures For Gardens and Balconies

November 11, 2013

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As a lover of sustainable design, gardening, and environmentally friendly practices, I was excited when Nathan Devine reached out to me about Retrash, his community project dedicated to reducing landfill by recycling, repurposing, and upcycling trash into useful and decorative … Read More…

Fun DIY Raised Bed Gardens From Interlocking Blocks

September 15, 2013

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Here’s how to create an urban garden in a snap. A couple of friends, a designer and two “produce evangelists” from Portland, Oregon (where else, right?) have joined forces to develop a Lego-like modular system for making easy-to-assemble raised bedsRead More…

Sensual Outdoor Woven Sun Bed Turns Up the Heat

January 19, 2011

The sensual curves alone of Joel Escalona’s SoSo outdoor chaise or sun bed is enough to get your blood flowing.

Constructed of earth-friendly recycled woven fibers and metal, even if you never lie in it, just having the gorgeous shape … Read More…

Shedding Light on Garden Composting

July 2, 2010

Designed by Nicholas Groves-Raines of Groves-Raines Architects as an extension to the garden at Inverleith Terrace, Edinburgh, this sensually curving composting shed includes both a composting area and garden store.

The structure is constructed entirely from industrial concrete reinforcing bar … Read More…

Outdoor Tables Influenced by the Underground

May 13, 2010

The wind was so fierce that I nearly blew down the street Saturday en route to the BKLYN Designs show, then was blown away by the Katch Design Company’s Lucky Beam tables.

Inspired by the I-beams found in NYC subways, … Read More…

Veggie Patch Brings Urban Agriculture Home

September 7, 2009

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The winner of the 2008–2009 INDEX: AIGA Aspen Design Challenge, “Designing Water’s Future,” is Joanna Szczepanska from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, selected for her urban gardening design, VeggiePatch.  The Aspen Design Challenge is a biennial call to Read More…

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