Botanical

Japanese Artist Baku Maeda Crafts Delicate Sculptures from Magnolia Leaves

Japanese Artist Baku Maeda Crafts Delicate Sculptures from Magnolia Leaves

Baku Maeda is a freelance multidisciplinary artist from Sapporo, Japan. He mainly works as an illustrator, but his most recent work involves delicately sculpting dead tree leaves. Using the strong

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How to Maximize Your South-Facing Windows to Grow Food All Winter

How to Maximize Your South-Facing Windows to Grow Food All Winter

As I write this, I'm chewing on a spicy little arugula seedling that I grew from seed within the last couple of weeks. Considering that it’s hovering around freezing outside right now where I am, and

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Freeway Algae Garden Turns CO2 Emissions into Energy in Switzerland

Freeway Algae Garden Turns CO2 Emissions into Energy in Switzerland

Culture Urbaine - The Cloud Collective from The Cloud Collective on Vimeo. The Cloud Collective's Culture Urbaine Genève was one of the 13 gardens produced for the Genève: Villes et Champs festival.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Why Organic Cotton is the Most Ethical Choice

INFOGRAPHIC: Why Organic Cotton is the Most Ethical Choice

  For those who may be unaware, there is a common and saddening epidemic that exists in today’s textile industry, where impoverished textile workers labor in cotton fields and factories

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Are Mangroves The Solution to Urban Sustainability in Asia?

Are Mangroves The Solution to Urban Sustainability in Asia?

Mangrove forests are some of the most carbon-rich habitats on earth, but unintentional urban shifts continue to threaten these sensitive and essential environments. Policies to conserve and restore these

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6 Stylish Systems to Keep Your Organic Vegetable Garden Growing Year-Round

6 Stylish Systems to Keep Your Organic Vegetable Garden Growing Year-Round

Aqualibrium If you live in the city, chances are you don't have much real estate to grow vegetables. Enter Aqualibrium: a miniature, modular, urban farming aquaponics system that gives renters a

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Empathy Garden is an Immersive Space that Combines Sustainable Design with Music and Nature

Empathy Garden is an Immersive Space that Combines Sustainable Design with Music and Nature

Empathy Garden was designed as a hybrid space—a meeting point, a stage for events, and a showcase for farm products. It's a place where people and plants can thrive together in harmony, and their

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Dimitri Tsykalov Carves Fruits and Vegetables into Creepy-Yet-Still-Delicious Skulls

Dimitri Tsykalov Carves Fruits and Vegetables into Creepy-Yet-Still-Delicious Skulls

The Annoying Orange had better beware: this crop of fruit is scary. Tsykalov is known for his provocative work with food: the series of meat sculptures he created a few years ago looks like something

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The Top 10 Most Innovative Algae-Powered Designs

The Top 10 Most Innovative Algae-Powered Designs

Algae has many different qualities that we can draw upon, from edible varieties that make their way onto our dinner plates, to those whose bioluminescence can be harnessed for glow-in-the-dark

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Rent This Surreal Tikki Beach Barge Complete With Huts and Palms

Rent This Surreal Tikki Beach Barge Complete With Huts and Palms

Debra Dawson, who bought the vessel in Wisconsin and then brought it to Florida, moored the Tikki Beach Barge at the Fontainebleau Hotel on Miami Beach until 2009. It is now one of nine boats available

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The NativeScapeGR Project Encourages Green Roofing with Native Species

The NativeScapeGR Project Encourages Green Roofing with Native Species

Developed at the University of Lisbon, Portugal, The NativeScapeGR project focuses on uses native plant species and biocrusts to create green roofs with low water requirements, adapted to

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These No-Carve “Pumpkinstein” Jack-O-Lanterns Grow Right on the Vine

These No-Carve “Pumpkinstein” Jack-O-Lanterns Grow Right on the Vine

Move over Dr. Frankenstein, “pumpkinstein” is taking over this Halloween. Unlike Mary Shelley’s monstrous fictional creation, the pumpkins that bear his face are real and available to add to your

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The Nautilus – Giant Snail-Shaped Home Fit for a Family

The Nautilus – Giant Snail-Shaped Home Fit for a Family

The Nautilus, designer Javier Senosiain’s bizarre, snail-shaped dwelling, is a mind-bending union of artistic experimentation and simplified living. Inspired by the work of Gaudí and Frank Lloyd

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Six Healthy Coffee Alternatives to Warm Up Your Mornings This Fall

Six Healthy Coffee Alternatives to Warm Up Your Mornings This Fall

While there’s nothing quite like a hot cup of java to start your day out and give you that morning jolt of energy, drinking too much coffee throughout the day isn't great for your health. Coffee does

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Tour the PARKROYAL Hotel Singapore’s Surreal Sky Gardens and Greenery-Wrapped Towers (PHOTOS)

Tour the PARKROYAL Hotel Singapore’s Surreal Sky Gardens and Greenery-Wrapped Towers (PHOTOS)

It's obvious that PARKROYAL on Pickering is a feast for the eyes with its vegetation-wrapped glass reinforced concrete layers, but it's not just a pretty facade. The building was awarded Green Mark

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INTERSTICE Architects Unveil Fibonacci-Inspired Green Landscape at the USF Center for Science

INTERSTICE Architects Unveil Fibonacci-Inspired Green Landscape at the USF Center for Science

INTERSTICE teamed up with the university, an engineering team and the building's architects to conceptualize a “campus walk” that refocused the campus center experience on pedestrians, rather than

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The Fernwood Eco-Cemetery Offers Natural Burial for a Green Afterlife

The Fernwood Eco-Cemetery Offers Natural Burial for a Green Afterlife

Fernwood itself has existed for over a century, though their natural burial offerings are fairly new. The Mill Valley, CA, establishment is a funeral home, crematory and cemetery with an underlying

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A Glance Back at the Best in Green Design at the Buenos Aires 2013 CASA FOA Festival

A Glance Back at the Best in Green Design at the Buenos Aires 2013 CASA FOA Festival

Last year's CASA FOA was set at the old Tornquist Bank; a 1926 Neoclassical National Monument right in right Buenos Aires' city center. Architect Julio Oropel's Wine Bar Trapiche welcomed visitors

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Business of Forestry

INFOGRAPHIC: The Business of Forestry

When most people think of the products created from the forestry industry, it's usually items such as wooden furniture that come to mind. After all, forests are made of trees, and trees = wood, right?

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DIY: Grow Your Own Living Treehouse

DIY: Grow Your Own Living Treehouse

  There’s green building and then there is green building. While there are plenty of great options out there for creating an eco-friendly playhouse for the family, there is nothing greener

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Willow Sculptor Tom Hare Crafts an Enchanting Glowing Tree House as a Surprise for a Friend

Willow Sculptor Tom Hare Crafts an Enchanting Glowing Tree House as a Surprise for a Friend

Long time friends Tom Hare, a celebrated willow sculptor, and Zoe Lathbury have always talked about the dying Cherry tree at the back of Zoe's garden and its potential for one of Tom's fabulous designs.

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DIY: Everything You Need to Know to Build a Simple Backyard Aquaponics System

DIY: Everything You Need to Know to Build a Simple Backyard Aquaponics System

Aquaponics = aquaculture (the raising of edible fish) + hydroponics (growing vegetables and herbs without soil). You may have seen examples of this revolutionary way of growing food in some of the

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Amazing Map Shows Every Tree in the United States

Amazing Map Shows Every Tree in the United States

Have you ever wondered what the tree population and density of the United States looks like? This amazing map shows just that. Created by Josef Kellndorfer and Wayne Walker of Woods Hole Research Center

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Meet 5 Common Backyard Plants with Healing Superpowers

Meet 5 Common Backyard Plants with Healing Superpowers

Although you may already be familiar with many of your neighborhood "weeds" and their myriad uses (such as using dandelion leaves in salad), it's quite possible that you pass by several other important

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Breathtaking Mashpi Lodge Retreat Wins the 2014 World Travel Award for Leading Green Hotel in Ecuador

Breathtaking Mashpi Lodge Retreat Wins the 2014 World Travel Award for Leading Green Hotel in Ecuador

The stunning Mashpi Rainforest Eco-Lodge has been honored with a 2014 World Travel Award as Ecuador's Leading Green Hotel. Located in the Mashpi Rainforest Biodiversity Reserve, the lodge is dedicated to

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Underwater Bonsai Brings New Calm to a Thousand Year Old Tradition

Underwater Bonsai Brings New Calm to a Thousand Year Old Tradition

Inspired by the historic tradition of bonsais in Japanese culture, Azuma is constantly on the quest to explore new ways of viewing the customary plant. Submerging the bonsai figure in water gives it a new

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Green Your Neighbourhood this Autumn with a Little Guerilla Gardening!

Green Your Neighbourhood this Autumn with a Little Guerilla Gardening!

Just because summer's winding down doesn't mean that guerilla gardening needs to slow down anytime soon! Fall is actually the ideal time to plant all kinds of flower bulbs and seed that will sleep sweetly

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A Forest of Gigantic Inflatable Mushrooms Just Sprouted in Seoul!

A Forest of Gigantic Inflatable Mushrooms Just Sprouted in Seoul!

Moon Ji Bang is a collaborative group consisting on Korean architects Choi Jangwon, Park Cheonkang and Kwon Kyungmin. Their magical installation was inspired by the mythical Shinseon, a creature said to

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Dino Pet is a Living Toy That Glows in the Dark With Bioluminescence

Dino Pet is a Living Toy That Glows in the Dark With Bioluminescence

Have you dreamed of owning your own living dinosaur, but just haven’t been able to find the space or time (or dinosaur)? Don’t worry, your dreams are about to come true. Meet BioPop’s Dino Pet, the

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DIY: Make Your Own Tiny Terrarium Garden That’ll Stay Green All Winter Long

DIY: Make Your Own Tiny Terrarium Garden That’ll Stay Green All Winter Long

Avid gardeners and outdoor lovers tend to mope all winter long because of the lack of greenery around them, but there's an easy way to fix that! Indoor plants give any space a lively splash of green, and

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