Hourglass Lamp Powered by Falling Sands of Time

May 10, 2013

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Table Lamp.

Back from the sustainable design drawing board after the success of her Live Screen vertical garden we featured last year, designer Danielle Trofe, will be debuting her new Hourglass lighting series at Wanted Design during New York Design Week.Read More…

Stylish Urban Greenhouse on Wheels

April 25, 2013

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What began as Danish designer Line Grüner’s thesis project, recently got rolling as the Urban Green House, a rather stylish but functional mobile greenhouse on wheels developed and designed for the small space metropolitan dweller.

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Although initially intended for her own use, … Read More…

Contemporary Tête à Tête Outdoor Chaise

April 24, 2013

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A contemporary twist on the Victorian Tête à Tête love seat–aka the courting bench, kissing bench, or conversation bench where two people face opposite directions–the outdoor Double View bench easily switches from a side by side to facing position.

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Just in case you change … Read More…

Colorful Outdoor Poufs From Post-Consumer Waste

April 23, 2013

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I spotted and fell in love with these colorful outdoor poufs for which Australian designer Cindy-Lee Davies utilizes post-consumer waste, employing traditional crocheting techniques to weave nylon equestrian ropes over old tires.

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Whimsically called Tis Knot, the covers are fully washable, color … Read More…

Flower Vase Flips Into Biodegradable Planter

April 8, 2013

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We love multi-functional objects that transform themselves for different functions–they are perfect for small spaces and urban gardens.

Like the new Rebirth Pod, a biodegradable flower vase which becomes a planter when turned upside down. You might start indoors using … Read More…

3D Printed Planter Bricks

April 6, 2013

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Now you can print and plant a brick.

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Planter Bricks are 3D printed concrete masonry units that double as vessels for growing plants and vegetation.

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Created by Emerging Objects, a design and research subsidiary of Rael San Fratello Architects specializing … Read More…

Hanging Garden Lamps Green Up Interiors

March 26, 2013

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One of my favorite Brooklyn artisan-makers is the collaborative design studio, Autumn Workshop, whose Scrap Ecology lighting we featured a while back. The studio creates a variety of lighting that derives its inspiration from biophiliathe natural connection between human Read More…

Ten Cool Plantable Light Fixtures

March 19, 2013

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Alex Tricoire’s Lustre Babylone.

We’ve found some planted light fixtures that not only demonstrate imagination and ingenuity, they save space functioning at once as lighting and planters while also filtering indoor air. The light these fixtures emit provides the needed Read More…

Telling Time Using Potatoes and Soil

January 25, 2013

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Remember the old science class project making clocks operated by potatoes? You can do the same thing with mud–either from scratch, from a kit, or with a ready-made clock.

Essentially, the potatoes and the mud work like a battery. A … Read More…

Organic Concrete For Living Green Facades

January 10, 2013

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Spanish researchers have developed a living concrete that may define a new method for creating vertical gardens and living walls on building facades.  Capturing rainwater, the multilayered cement encourages and sustains the growth and viability of specific mosses and lichens directly on … Read More…

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