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…

Capturing Rain Elegantly

January 18, 2010

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A Drop of Water is a rain barrel that makes saving water very easy by providing a built-in watering can that fills automatically when it rains. This way, the user doesn’t have to fill the can with tap water, but … Read More…

From Bow Wow House to Our House

December 20, 2009

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Paris Hilton’s pooch resides in this canine castle

While many of us are working like dogs just to keep a roof over our heads, it may really be a dog’s life after all. Though the mortgage meltdown and falling home … Read More…

Planting a Light Bulb in the Garden

October 6, 2009

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They’re so strange looking that they might also offer protection from intruders. Manufactured of green and sustainable materials like water hyacinth and rattan, The Bulb, designed by Belgian designer Gaëtan Van de Wyer, is a chair that doubles as a lamp … Read More…

Landscape Architects Unveil Sustainability Design and Planning Resource Guides

September 20, 2009

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Cayuga Medical Center, Restorative Garden

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has announced a new series of comprehensive online resource guides on sustainable design and planning. Created for national and local policymakers, government agencies, design professionals, planners and students, the guides include … Read More…

Rain Barrels: It’s Pouring with Sustainable, Stylish, and Witty Designs

July 25, 2009

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Diagram courtesy of Green Home Huddle

Lawn and garden watering make up nearly 40% of total household water use during the summer months. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, a rain barrel can potentially save most homeowners about 1,300 gallons Read More…

Let’s Call a Spade a Bench

July 9, 2009

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I love the whimsical Batsenmeubel, or Spade Bench, created by Dutch designer Nic Roex.  It’s an entertaining sculptural composite of bright green metal garden spades and bicycle wheels. The bench sports eight seats on eight partial bike wheels: your entire garden … Read More…

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