Flower Vase Flips Into Biodegradable Planter

April 8, 2013


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


Now you can print and plant a brick.


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


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


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 Read More...

Ten Cool Plantable Light Fixtures

March 19, 2013

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

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


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 … Read More...

Tricycle House and Garden

January 9, 2013


With space at a premium in dense urban areas, a temporary residence towed by a tricycle might appeal to some. Chinese architecture company People’s Architecture Office has designed Tricycle House and Garden–a sustainable single family home intended for people in … Read More...

Vertical Gardens With Supernatural Healing Powers

December 11, 2012

We’ve discussed before the benefits of plants and vertical gardens–how they can not only beautify indoor and outdoor spaces, but can help decrease energy usage by providing insulation, improve indoor air quality, even provide a place to grow Read More...

Woolly Pockets Introduces New Living Wall Planter

August 23, 2012

I spotted the the new Living Wall vertical planter from Woolly Pockets unveiled yesterday at The Independent Garden Center show–one the many new vertical systems on exhibit at the show and evidence of the steady increase in popularity of … Read More...

Williams-Sonoma Introduces Seed-to-Table Collection

March 28, 2012

It’s no surprise that Williams-Sonoma, one of the country’s foremost retailers of cooking equipment, would now venture outside the kitchen into the garden. With the launch on April 5 of their new seed-to-table concept, Agrarian, the brand will become … Read More...

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