One Aquaponic Rooftop Farm to Go Please

June 25, 2014

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It’s hard to disagree with the fact that urban rooftops could provide a huge playground for urban farmers. Rooftop gardens do exist of course, but in a city like New York with an endless number of industrial buildings, there could … Read More…

From Street Soccer Balls to Seating: Fábrica Preview From Wanted Design

April 29, 2014

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What is this impossibly interesting object? It is the Street Football Seat Ball designed by Guatemala’s FÁBRICA, made from repurposed soccer balls. Of course it looks extremely cool– but I promise you, the aesthetics are only the beginning of … 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…

Biodegradable Utensils: Sustainably Grown Carrot Spoons, Celery Forks, and Leek Knives

January 21, 2014

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You may not get your kids to eat their veggies, but you may get them to eat with their veggies. No, the knives above are not edible. They are part of a collection of biodegradable Read More…

Sculpiture: Brooklyn Made Sustainable Design Blends Art, Architecture, Furniture, and Sculpture

December 23, 2013

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When I met Ashira Israel exhibiting her Micro-Orb collection of concrete vessels at Wanted Design, I knew I’d spotted an artist on the cutting edge of Brooklyn made sustainable design.

Israel is the owner and lead designer/fabricator for the industrial design/build company, … Read More…

A Vertical Succulent Garden With Integrated Outdoor Shower

December 1, 2013

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Well known for Phytokinetic, the über cool green roof system he designed for city buses, Spanish landscape designer and friend Marc Grañèn also creates beautiful and functional botanical works of art.

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When I visited Spain last summer, Marc shared with me … Read More…

10 Cool DIY Home and Garden Projects You Can Make With a 3D Printer

November 20, 2013

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Pushpin birdhouse design spotted on MakerBot’s Thingiverse.

I’ve been seriously wowed lately by many of the inventive 3D printed objects I have found, like concrete planter bricks, a mini planter system with drip irrigation, and a modular vertical garden perfect 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…

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…

Combo Bike Park and Urban Garden Rolls Out For DesignPhiladelphia

October 16, 2013

Bike Park Philadelphia Bike Racks Double as Small Urban Gardens

I love stylish and sustainable multi-functional design. So does SHIFT_DESIGN who’s teamed up with their friends at Shake Shack Philadelphia to plant a permanent Bike Park directly outside the restaurant on the corner of 20th Street and Sansom Street.

The Bike Park … Read More…

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