Botanical

Sky Greens is the world’s first hydraulic-driven vertical farm

Sky Greens is the world’s first hydraulic-driven vertical farm

When it comes to growing food, the sky's the limit thanks to innovations like the Sky Urban Vertical Farming System. Designed and pioneered by the Singapore-based company Sky Greens, the Sky Urban

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INFOGRAPHIC: Best plants for removing indoor toxins

INFOGRAPHIC: Best plants for removing indoor toxins

Houseplants do a superb job at removing the hidden toxins lurking in the home. Those toxins, also known as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), can be found in many common household items from paints to

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Elkebana’s fun botanical wall trophies are so much better than dead animal heads

Elkebana’s fun botanical wall trophies are so much better than dead animal heads

Here’s a phrase you don’t hear very often: vegan-friendly trophy wall. Akin to a pink elephant, the cruelty-free trophy wall is a rare but wondrous thing, and this botanical interpretation by Elkebana

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INFOGRAPHIC: 8 unusual ways to show off your indoor plants

INFOGRAPHIC: 8 unusual ways to show off your indoor plants

A touch of green does wonders for sprucing up a home. However, if you really want to give your home some pizzazz, consider swapping the humdrum vases and pots for a more a more creative houseplant

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5 easy vegetables to plant in your fall garden

5 easy vegetables to plant in your fall garden

5 Easy Vegetables to Plant in Your Fall Garden Fall brings pumpkin spice lattes and kids going back to school but it also means the start of your fall garden. Many people neglect their garden during

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A superbly stinky Corpse Flower is about to blossom in Denver for the first time in 15 years

A superbly stinky Corpse Flower is about to blossom in Denver for the first time in 15 years

A rare and quite extraordinary plant known as the Corpse Flower is set to blossom at the Denver Botanic Gardens, and will provide visitors with an odor that is reportedly akin to "rotting meat." The plant

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Scientists just found what could be the mythical ‘first flower’

Scientists just found what could be the mythical ‘first flower’

Paleobotanists have discovered what may be the Earth’s very first flowering plant, adding to a growing volume of information on the origin of all plant life. The Montsechia vidalii plant was first found

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The Fangshan Tangshan National Geopark celebrates the diversity of the Palaeozoic era

The Fangshan Tangshan National Geopark celebrates the diversity of the Palaeozoic era

The geopark's public plaza needed to take into account the site's commercial interests while preserving its historical, natural, and cultural significance. "Our response celebrates the plaza's gateway

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Tokyo subways sprout underground farms

Tokyo subways sprout underground farms

Under the streets of Tokyo, there is a hidden secret that most people would never imagine - and it’s delicious. It’s not an off-the-map soba shop, but a farm. Tokyo Salad is the new underground

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Vo Trong Nghia’s Babylon Hotel in Vietnam is wrapped in a flourishing veil of plants and vines

Vo Trong Nghia’s Babylon Hotel in Vietnam is wrapped in a flourishing veil of plants and vines

The Babylon Hotel is located at the coastal Naman Retreat Resort among eco-lux villas and bungalows. Created for relaxation of the body and mind, the hotel accommodates guests within a natural lush

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The world’s oldest polychrome book was so fragile nobody could open it – until now

The world’s oldest polychrome book was so fragile nobody could open it – until now

Ten Bamboo Studio crafted the mysterious ‘Manual of Calligraphy and Painting’ in 1633, in Nanjing. It is the earliest known example of polychrome xylography, which was invented by Hu Zhengyan. The

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Eduardo Catalano’s iconic 65-foot metal flower blooms again in Buenos Aires

Eduardo Catalano’s iconic 65-foot metal flower blooms again in Buenos Aires

Catalano's Floralis Generica stands at Plaza de las Naciones Unidas (United Nations Park), at one of Buenos Aires most affluent neibourghs, Recoleta. The 65 foot high flower emerges from an

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This adorable little sea slug is solar powered

This adorable little sea slug is solar powered

Costasiella kuroshimae, known commonly as Leaf Sheep, is an ocean-dwelling grazer, though unrelated to its namesake. The Leaf Sheep is a species of sea slug that munches on algae instead of grass.

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Study shows planting street trees can make residents feel up to 7 years younger

Study shows planting street trees can make residents feel up to 7 years younger

A new study published in the journal Nature has a shown a strong correlation between an abundance of street trees and local residents' improved sense of well-being.

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Delightful pop-up Camping restaurant brings the great outdoors to busy Buenos Aires

Delightful pop-up Camping restaurant brings the great outdoors to busy Buenos Aires

Camping is located at Buenos Aires Design's terrace, in one of Argentina's capital most affluent neighborhoods, Recoleta. It was envisioned by Gabi Balan, who created a horizontal organization together

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Give your succulents their own spacesuits with this 3D-printed planter

Give your succulents their own spacesuits with this 3D-printed planter

Let your succulents and cacti explore other worlds, or at least your windowsill, with this adorable 3D printed planter. Created by industrial designed Emmanuel Carrillo, the table top planter repurposes a

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Urban Crepe is a blooming Buenos Aires food stall in a repurposed shipping container

Urban Crepe is a blooming Buenos Aires food stall in a repurposed shipping container

Urban Crepe is located at the 'Distrito Arcos Premium Outlet', an open-air mall on a former railway area within the leafy Palermo. It's massive discount clothes stores are sheltered in re-adapted railway

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Palo Santo is a lush, eco-friendly hotel wrapped in 800 varieties of plants

Palo Santo is a lush, eco-friendly hotel wrapped in 800 varieties of plants

< Palo Santo opened last October in the green and trendy 'Palermo Hollywood' neibourgh. Inspired by the Patric Blanc's vertical gardens at Musée du Quai Branly and Caixa Forum, its front and back

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The Skip Garden: a moveable urban veggie patch built with 90% reclaimed materials

The Skip Garden: a moveable urban veggie patch built with 90% reclaimed materials

The Skip Garden-an urban garden and community space in King's Cross-opened last June in London as part of the London Architecture Festival. The garden comprises seven new structures curated by educational

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Brilliant 3D grass printer produces a garden in any shape you can imagine

Brilliant 3D grass printer produces a garden in any shape you can imagine

Gardening just entered the 21st century - a team of students at the University of Maribor in Slovenia developed an innovative 3D printer that can create objects out of living grass! Maja Petek, Tina

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Studies Prove that Desk Plants Can Improve Worker Concentration and Productivity

Studies Prove that Desk Plants Can Improve Worker Concentration and Productivity

It's well known that having plants in a room can make it more highly oxygenated and more pleasant to work in. But research teams from Norway and America believe that plants are even more beneficial than

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Sunset Magazine’s charming cottage showcases inspiring designs for low-water living

Sunset Magazine’s charming cottage showcases inspiring designs for low-water living

Sunset magazine held its Celebration Weekend 2015 on June 6-7, providing inspiration for home decor, gardening, travel, cooking, and more. One feature on the California headquarters’ grounds was the

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This carnivorous pitcher plant uses sonar to lure bats to come poop in it

This carnivorous pitcher plant uses sonar to lure bats to come poop in it

It is well documented that human beings struggle to communicate with each other. Given our inability to communicate within the species, it’s not surprising that we are only now learning of the amazing

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Jason Middlebrook paints geometric shapes on found wood to illustrate the mark man leaves on nature

Jason Middlebrook paints geometric shapes on found wood to illustrate the mark man leaves on nature

Although Middlebrook has been working on the man-nature subject for the past decade, his recent Wall Works and vertical Planks really stand out. They are made from found chunks of Maple and other

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Artist Monsieur Plant created this incredible Batman suit out of bark

Artist Monsieur Plant created this incredible Batman suit out of bark

From the artist who brought you the Nike Just Grow It! topiary sneaker comes this crazy Batman suit made  out of moss, bark and fungi. Christophe Guinet, or Monsieur Plant as he is known, created the

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INFOGRAPHIC: Edible, Medicinal, or Just Bizarre, Here are 50 Amazing Facts About Plants

INFOGRAPHIC: Edible, Medicinal, or Just Bizarre, Here are 50 Amazing Facts About Plants

Plants are wonderful on so many different levels. They purify the air around us, and we can eat them, use them as medicine, build with them, and even just enjoy them for their healing, calming presence as

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Bolivia’s atmospheric Jardín de Asia features cozy cocoons made of natural materials

Bolivia’s atmospheric Jardín de Asia features cozy cocoons made of natural materials

The stunning Jardín the Asia is part of Los Tajibos Hotel, Santa Cruz de la Sierra's most luxurious accomodation. Envisioned by local architect Juan Carlos Menacho, it features a grand tunnel-like

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idA’s Greenhouse Botanical Garden Grueningen is a Parametrically Designed Artificial Forest in Switzerland

idA’s Greenhouse Botanical Garden Grueningen is a Parametrically Designed Artificial Forest in Switzerland

The parametrically designed pavilion is organized similar to natural cell division. Using the Voronoi diagram, which illustrates organization and spatiality of crystals and cell growth, the architects

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Can the world’s first underwater greenhouses revolutionize farming?

Can the world’s first underwater greenhouses revolutionize farming?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1FpeRZGKUc#t=270 Italian divers at the Ocean Reef Group have taken the concept of new and sustainable farming ideas and blown it out of the water - well, rather,

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This book about trees can be planted to grow into a tree

This book about trees can be planted to grow into a tree

Inhabitat has made a habit of highlighting amazing products which integrate the life cycle of a plant into its design. There's the plantable table that invites nature to dinner, the plantable coffee cup

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