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 can Read More…

Urban Playground From Repurposed Shipping Containers at Container Park

September 6, 2014

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When was the last time you sped down a slide, wind in your hair? If it’s been awhile, do you remember the exhilaration? I am here to tell you it’s time to play. And I’m not talking about being a player.Read More…

Edible Lamps Grown With Magic Mushrooms

November 14, 2013

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While you and I can now 3D print our own products, Danish designer Jonas Edvard grows his own 3D edible lamps.

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Yep, Edvard cultivates the living lamps from a material he’s developed using the domestic waste of oyster mushroom leftovers from … Read More…

Urban Hacktivism Reinventing Public Spaces

January 14, 2013

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Florian Rivière, Wheelbench, Vienna, September 2012

You might call Florian Rivière a guerrilla urbanist. Much in the way guerrilla gardeners take possession of underutilized, sometimes offbeat, public spaces to plant gardens, Rivière–a self-proclained “urban hacktivist”– reinvents and diverts public spaces as … Read More…

Urban Garden Furniture: Look What the Tide Washed In

March 30, 2010


Metal topped tables with driftwood feet

When I think of driftwood, I think of a hideous glass topped driftwood table that graced some of my friend’s homes where I grew up near the beach in California. This was before anyone … Read More…

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