A Living Staircase as Floating Indoor Garden

June 26, 2015



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Rising 41 feet up and four floors high, designer Paul Cocksedge’s Living Staircase floats within the space like a soaring indoor garden.



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The steel and American white oak spiral staircase forms the internal nucleus of London’s Ampersand building in the … Read More…

Urban Gardens 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

December 3, 2014



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Drumroll! It’s that time of year and we’re excited to present our 2014 holiday gift guide, a curated list of 12 fun, functional, and fashionable items for home and garden. Have you been naughty or nice? No matter, we’re not Read More…

How to Build Indoor Hydroponic Gardens Using IKEA Storage Boxes

June 1, 2013



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Hey apartment and small space dwellers, here’s an easy DIY compact hydroponic indoor farm system you can make with repurposed off-the-shelf IKEA storage boxes.



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ELIOOO is not a product, it’s architect and designer Antonio Scarponi’s cleverly conceived and designed instruction … 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 … Read More…

Grass Growing PicNYC Table

December 31, 2011







picNYC table is a grass-topped table that, according to its designer “brings the rural picnic into the urban residence.







Haiko Cornelissen, a Dutch architect with offices in Amsterdam and New York, cultivated the idea to bring one step … Read More…

Egg Pod Layed on Beijing Street

December 17, 2010







When Beijing’s sky-high rental prices made it impossible for him to find a place he could afford, recently graduated architect, Dai Haifei, 24, hatched the idea of making his own mobile egg-style shelter. At a cost of 6,427 yuan ($964), … Read More…

How to Satisfy Cravings in the Urban Garden

September 30, 2010







So you want to eat locally procured food and it’s that time of the month or that time of the day when the craving for chocolate is so strong that you might do something foolish to get your hands on Read More…

Fresh Bike Market Baskets for the Urban Cyclist

June 26, 2010








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We buy local, not just in support of small farmers and to ensure the freshness of our food, but also to preserve the environment, strengthen our communities, and just to know where out food Read More…

New Green Outdoor Furniture Line to Debut

May 4, 2010







Beaufurn will be introducing South Coast, its new All-American green outdoor cyprus wood furniture line next month at the Hospitality & Design Expo and Conference, May 19-21, in Las Vegas.

Tuesday, May 18, the expo will feature Green DayRead More…

Got Nature in the Bag

January 31, 2010


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Spotted recently at the Maison & Objet design fair in Paris, the clever and very au courant Bacsac flexible container system really piqued my interest. Constructed of double-walled polypropylene canvas, a “geotextile” fabric, they are lightweight yet strong, impervious to … Read More…

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