Through the Glass Lightly

May 29, 2010

Some plants develop better when the roots are directly exposed to light. This is especially true of orchids, and apparently, marijuana. Just sayin’.

Life Pot, designed and produced in Barcelona by Jomi Marco & Josep Armengol for SotanosieteRead More...

City Chicks Flock to Urban Rooftop Farm

May 28, 2010


Fancy feathering your nest with a pet chicken inside your co-op instead of her coop? You can, well, put the lady in diapers.

Yes, that’s right, there are diapers for chickens. I learned this and and many other … Read More...

Set an Eco-Friendly Urban Garden Table

May 26, 2010

Add some sustainable zing to your urban garden table this Memorial Day with Shiraleah’s colorful line of eco-friendly dishes made of biodegradable bamboo fiber. Time to dust off the barbeque and call some friends.

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Entertain in Your Urban Garden Canteen

May 24, 2010

Came across this vintage camp kitchen comprised of a set of three grub boxes, each measuring 23 x 15 x 16.5 inches and weighing 30 lbs. Think camping out in your city backyard or on a rooftop. If  you have … Read More...

A New Urban Garden Gnomenclature

May 23, 2010

Vitamin’s Urban Creature Gnomes, standing just under 8.5 inches, don’t wear the pointy hats of their ancestor figurines, those who hailed from 19th century Germany, where they became known as Gartenzwerg or “garden dwarf,” then in the 1930s became known … Read More...

Concrete Aglow in the Urban Garden

May 22, 2010

It’s hard as a rock, durable, frost, salt, fire, and UV resistant yet transparent enough for virtually all light, shadows and even colors to transmit through it.

Transparent concrete, made by Luccon, consists of a top layer of concrete … Read More...

Not a Figment of My Outdoor Imagination

May 21, 2010

Fort Tree: simultaneously private and public space into which visitors can project their own story.

FIGMENT, a forum for the “creation and display of participatory and interactive art by emerging artists across disciplines,” has selected 15 creative, interactive, and sustainable Read More...

Get Rolling With Mobile Vegetable Garden

May 20, 2010

Spotted on Instructables, this mobile garden-on-wheels is a stylish step up from planting in a wheel barrel.

The only  available sunlight in the designer’s property was right in front of his garage door. Necessity, being the mother of invention, … 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...

These Garden Containers Take the Cake

May 17, 2010

My insatiable sweet tooth draws me to these outdoor planters, pots, whatever they may be. Dutch designer Beerd van Stokkum gives new life to the classic cup cake liners (what do you call them?) with his line of Sweet Cake … Read More...

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