Gardens Flourish on Top of City Busses

February 1, 2011

Bus Roots is a living garden planted on the roofs of city buses. Similar to Spanish designer Marc Grañen’s Phytokinetic system of vehicle rooftop gardens, this conceptual project arose from New York City designer Marco Antonio Castro Cosio’s graduate … Read More...

Winter Gardening: Thinking Outside of the Cold Frame

January 30, 2011

Winterberries offer bold color in winter.

“Winter is a fascinating season, a time to closely watch changes in plants. It is when I have seen miracles and been confounded by mysteries. Everything has a story to tell and secrets to Read More...

Apples and Dogs and Chairs Oh! Snow!

January 27, 2011

Snow didn’t keep vendors or me away from the Union Square Green Market yesterday in New York City.

Although he complained of freezing, the apple vendor didn’t seem to mind that his fruit was covered with snow…I know it’s not … Read More...

Outdoor Tables Influenced by the Underground

May 13, 2010

The wind was so fierce that I nearly blew down the street Saturday en route to the BKLYN Designs show, then was blown away by the Katch Design Company’s Lucky Beam tables.

Inspired by the I-beams found in NYC subways, … Read More...

Capturing Nature as Wearable Art

December 12, 2009


Among the many handmade treasures currently on view at The One of a Kind Show in New York, Nature’s Creations natural jewelry and art spoke to me not just for is beauty, but for the way it captures genuine organic … Read More...

Carbon-Neutral Green Arts and Education Center Planned for New York City

November 10, 2009


Solar One, New York City’s first solar-powered “Green Energy, Arts, and Education Center” that inspires New Yorkers to become environmentally responsible city dwellers, presents SOLAR 2: The First Carbon-Neutral, Net-Zero Energy Building in New York City. Construction is set to Read More...

Recovery Act Creates New Green Jobs

November 3, 2009


640,329 is a pretty impressive number. It represents the number of jobs that have been created or saved so far through the Recovery Act, according to new numbers reported by the Obama administration on Friday.

But the true significance …

Urban Gardens at Green Block Street Fair

October 24, 2009


With a sod covered tabletop and a children’s seed project, Urban Gardens exhibited last month on the Green Block at the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Green Business Committee’s Third Avenue Street Fair. The block consisted of vendors who provide green … Read More...

Urban Gardens Aboard a Floating Habitat and Gallery

July 3, 2009


The Waterpod, a floating eco-habitat and interactive exhibition gallery, will study self-sufficient, water-based living while demonstrating future pathways for nomadic, mobile shelters and water-based communities, both docked and roaming.  For the next five months, four artists will rotate living Read More...

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