Modern Sustainable Living Showcased at Dwell on Design

June 30, 2011


The Modern Living Showhouse at Dwell on Design.

I spent a good part of last week in Los Angeles, absorbing the best of green innovation and design at Dwell on Design. Much of my time I perused a section of … Read More…

National Design Awards Announces Landscape Architecture Winners

June 1, 2011


Gustafson Guthrie Nichol’s Lurie Garden, Millenium Park, Chicago. Plantsman: Piet Oudolf. Theater Set Designer: Robert Israel.

Urban gardens are featured prominently among the designs of landscape architects selected to receive the 2011 Landscape Architecture Award, part of the National Design Awards.Read More…

Photosynthesis Lamp Produces More Than Light

May 31, 2011

Tel Aviv-based product designer, Meirav Peled Barzilay, combines both light, nature, and sustainable design with her Photosynthesis Lamp, a customized hanging light fixture and “grow light” constructed of a metal grid with a vine at its base.

You simply select … Read More…

Outdoor Chaise Throws Some Sexy Curves

March 4, 2011

 

British designer, Tom Raffield’s Chaise Longue Number 4 is, according to the him, “as much a piece of art as it is a functional seat.”

When you sit in the chaise, you become a part of a showpiece … Read More…

Composter Doubles As Garden Chair

January 31, 2011

If you don’t mind that with this combination garden chair and composter you are sitting on a pile of possibly odorous fermenting waste, then you might like the idea that the decomposing material underneath could keep the seat warm while … Read More…

A Stone’s Throw From the Garden

January 13, 2011


Ronel Jordaan’s felt rocks.

When in Paris last year, I posted about similar felt rocks I saw at Maison et Objet that blurred the boundaries between exterior and interior. I love influencing a room’s design with elements from the garden … Read More…

Women Landscape Architects Gaining Ground

January 8, 2011

Exploring the role of women in landscape architecture, the documentary film, Women in the Dirt, takes us behind the scenes with seven of California’s most influential female designers: Mia Lerher, Andrea Cochran, Cheryl Barton, Isabelle Greene, Katherine Spitz, Pamela … Read More…

Flowerpot or Light?

December 19, 2010

It’s a grow-it-yourself plant kit that really isn’t. Schattengewächs, German Designer Maximilian Winkel’s light fixture, projects shadows of flowers, trees and even insects on to your wall. Don’t think of it as artificial flowers and plants, but rather as real … Read More…

Eco-Friendly Seating Inspired By Natural Forms

November 22, 2010

Alexandre Marromoz’s new urban outdoor seating designs, as the designer says, “take the concept of “green” furniture a step further.” The free form designs are inspired by nature, interpreted as large stones, tree trunks, or logs “for sitting, refecting or … Read More…

Green Development Does Dallas

May 19, 2010

Scheduled to break ground in early 2011, Forwarding Dallas, the product of a collaboration between Portuguese-based architectural firms Atelier Data and Moov, will run “off the grid,” acting as a working model of sustainability for cities around the globe.Read More…

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