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…

Tricycle House and Garden

January 9, 2013

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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 China who can’t afford land … 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 vertical gardensRead 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…

Valentine, Thou Art Cut From Same Branch

February 13, 2012

Cupid knows I’ve written before about my friend, UK artist Geoff Fisher’s Trooks–hooks he whittles from the wood of fallen trees around his property. For Valentine’s Day, a local restaurant, Artichoke, commissioned Fisher to create pairs of Trooks cut … Read More…

H2O My Goodness! Beautiful Designs for Outdoor Spaces

February 6, 2012

Oh how I love the work of H2O Designsa Melbourne company that specializes in the custom design and production of dynamically designed water features, planter boxes, and outdoor seating for rooftop gardens, balconies, and courtyards.


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Biophilia–it’s Catching!

December 27, 2011

Artist Daniel Goers, whose Scrap Ecology botanical sculptures we recently featured, runs Autumn Workshop, a Brooklyn, New York design fabrication studio where he works with “the idea of biophilia (a natural bond between humans and other living systems) and how that … Read More…

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