Street Art and Strikes For Climate Change

September 18, 2019

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From New York City to Berlin and beyond, artists take to the streets to claim unsanctioned public spaces in which to communicate statements about heated political and social issues, often impassioned pleas to the masses for Read More...

How to Make Compost From Recycled Materials

August 29, 2019

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Have you recently installed a vegetable garden in your backyard, but it isn’t growing quite as well as you hoped it would? Perhaps you are noticing your neighbor’s flowers and shrubs are miles ahead of … Read More...

3D Printed Cabin Has Living Succulent Wall Made of Planter Tiles

August 15, 2019

3D printed architecture has planter tiles and wall of succulents.

The same innovative minds that brought us the 3D printed concrete planter bricks I gushed about a while back have now applied their technical and design expertise on a larger scale in the creation of a 3D printed dwelling.

The designers integrated a number of their technologies into the cabin's construction.

3D printed architecture has planter tiles and wall of succulents.

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How to Keep Your Garden Hydrated To Survive Summer Heat Waves

July 29, 2019

How to Keep Garden Hydrated to Survive Heat Wave

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Scorching summer heat waves are setting record high temperatures throughout much of the country and will continue in many regions for the rest of the season. Despite the weather, you can help your lawn and garden thrive in Read More...

23 Gardening Gifts For Mother’s Day You May Want For Yourself

May 6, 2019

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For gardeners and non-gardeners alike, here’s my curated collection of 23 gardening gifts for Mother’s Day—including some delicious finds for relaxation.


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Mini Ceramic Planters on Bamboo Tray
Wither on a windowsill or tabletop, these small ceramic plant pots of different Read More...

Escape Off-Grid With This Smart Self-Sustainable Mobile Micro Home

May 1, 2019

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Here’s a civilized idea for getting away from civilization…or for hunkering down right in your own backyard. Escape off-grid (or not) with Ecocapsule, an egg-shaped smart, self-sustainable mobile micro home powered by high-efficiency solar panels and a wind turbine.Read More...

On Your Turf: 5 Small Space Urban Garden Lawn Care Tips

April 25, 2019

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In urban areas where outdoor space is limited, you won’t typically find front gardens carpeted with the large, uniform, smooth lawns more commonly found in suburban neighborhoods. But a small area of lawn could work.

Why have lawns gotten … Read More...

Indoor-Outdoor Living: Creating Outdoor Rooms for Gardens, Patios, Backyards

April 24, 2019

Many of my favorite spaces reflect a stylistic blurring of the boundaries between indoors and out–gardens with outdoor rooms designed to replicate indoor spaces and interiors that merge with the exterior.

Outdoor rooms incorporate pieces traditionally considered for indoors: comfy Read More...

Twelve Awesome Outdoor Poufs

April 23, 2019

Add one or more of these soft, weather-resistant outdoor ottomans to your indoor-outdoor space, and… pouf ! you’ve got a relaxed area for gathering or just putting your feet up.

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From Fatboy, one of my favorite brands. Move this large … Read More...

How to Design a Contemporary Bohemian Garden

April 18, 2019

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As a traveler with lifelong wanderlust, I can really appreciate the Bohemian or “Boho chic” style, a carefree and spirited aesthetic adopted from the Romanis (as self-described), a nomadic ethnic group most refer to as “gypsies.” 

Alive with vibrant … Read More...

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