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…

Scrap Ecology: Botanical Sculpture

December 23, 2011

Experimenting in his Brooklyn Gowanus neighborhood, designer/artisan Daniel Goers has created Scrap Ecology, a collection of design objects and sculptures created from wood scraps and other found materials, each containing a living component rendering them simultaneously as art, furniture, and … Read More…

Residence Harmoniously Blends Landscape With Interior

October 4, 2011

On one of the highest points in São Paulo, Brazil’s largest and most populated urban center, the residence of Venezuelan born architect/designer Pedro Useche sits perched on a hilltop enjoying panoramic views of the elegant surrounding Morumbi neighborhood.

At approximately 1,000 … Read More…

Natural Wood Log iPod and iPhone Dock

July 25, 2011

Technology meets rustic nature with this handcrafted iPod and iPhone dock made from a naturally fallen log. It’s both a charge/sync dock and an amplified speaker system. Each of the three logs is a functional part of the system, with … Read More…

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…

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