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 manual that teaches any … 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 directly on … 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), the eco-friendly two-meter … 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 Day, … Read 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 frost … 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…

Solar Sunflowers Light Up Electric Garden

January 11, 2010

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Photo courtesy Harries & Héder

When the city required Austin developers Catellus to mask an unsightly expanse of store-back loading docks in order for a large retail lot to receive a green light, they hired Massachusetts-based public art firm Harries Read More…

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