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.

Planted tables and Read More…

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 … 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, … 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 … 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 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 … 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…

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