Gardening

Green Roof Garden by Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects Is a Peaceful Escape In the Chicago Sky

Green Roof Garden by Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects Is a Peaceful Escape In the Chicago Sky

Few people driving the ramps of the parking deck at Rush and Walton Streets in Chicago know of its verdant green roof. Visible from surrounding office and residential towers, the 16,000 square foot green

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Bloombox iPhone Docking Station is a Living Natural Acoustic Amplifier

Bloombox iPhone Docking Station is a Living Natural Acoustic Amplifier

Gardening and technology don't always mix, but in the case of the Bloombox, a living iPhone acoustic amplifier, it's like star-crossed lovers have finally been united. The Bloombox is the brilliant idea

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Lernort Natur: A Living, Growing Garden Center Springs Up at Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport

Lernort Natur: A Living, Growing Garden Center Springs Up at Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport

Lernort Natur offers a variety of outdoor activities, but if the weather's too cold or rainy, a repurposed shipping containers and glass pavilion -- topped by a solar-panels roof -- will kindly shelter

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Fungus-Infused Superplants Could Survive Forthcoming US Droughts

Fungus-Infused Superplants Could Survive Forthcoming US Droughts

A group of scientists from the University of Washington in Seattle and New Mexico State University believe they have found the key in making plants robust enough to endure extreme drought conditions, like

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Elaine Tong’s Air-Purifying Filtration Blocks Detoxify Indoor Spaces with Plants

Elaine Tong’s Air-Purifying Filtration Blocks Detoxify Indoor Spaces with Plants

The structure is based on Weaire Phelan geometry (3-dimesional structure of equal-sized bubbles). The modules lock together and form flexible compositions. Each module contains plants with roots that are

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Ahsayane’s EcoChic Pot Is a Purse for Your Favorite Seasonal Blooms

Ahsayane’s EcoChic Pot Is a Purse for Your Favorite Seasonal Blooms

Fresh, vibrant and versatile -- we'll go ahead and name Ahsayane's EcoChic Pot as this season's it-bag. Designed as a flower pot made in ceramic, this clever design features a stylish purse string that

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6 Fantastic Furnishings That are Perfect for Small Dorm Room Spaces

6 Fantastic Furnishings That are Perfect for Small Dorm Room Spaces

Cardboard Paperpedic Bed from Karton If you plan on purchasing a bed for your new space, you might as well get one that multi-tasks as storage for all your sweat pants and late-night snacks (we

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London’s Queen Elizabeth Roof Garden Brings Fresh Veggies, Flowers and a Place to Sit in the Sun

London’s Queen Elizabeth Roof Garden Brings Fresh Veggies, Flowers and a Place to Sit in the Sun

Perched atop the lively Southbank Centre, the nearly 4,000 square foot garden was transformed from the previously vacant sundeck, which was never completed by the building’s architects. Over the course

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N.I. Teijin Shoji’s Aquaponics Fish Tank Grows Fresh Vegetables Indoors

N.I. Teijin Shoji’s Aquaponics Fish Tank Grows Fresh Vegetables Indoors

This small aquaponics system, designed as a therapeutic indoor display has been developed by N.I. Teijin Shoji, grows fresh lettuce and fish. The aquaponics system consists of a fish tank and a vegetable

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INHABITAT Picks Up Gardening Tips From Flora Grubb Gardens in San Francisco

INHABITAT Picks Up Gardening Tips From Flora Grubb Gardens in San Francisco

Upcycled Vehicles Make Hip Planters Take one old beaten up, broken down car, add a truckload of soil and a whole bunch of plants and you get an awesome new planter. If you don't have enough space for a

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Mexico City Reinterprets the Traditional Flowerpot with Salvaged Materials

Mexico City Reinterprets the Traditional Flowerpot with Salvaged Materials

One only has to walk a few blocks of Mexico City’s Roma district to notice street after street lined with curiously shaped planters. Rather than buying new pots to grow urban greenery, many residents of

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HOW TO: Grow an Avocado Tree from an Avocado Pit

HOW TO: Grow an Avocado Tree from an Avocado Pit

Avocados are one of the wonderful fruits of summer. High in nutrition and flavor, nothing signals the start of summer like a zesty lime guacamole dip with tortilla chips. The next time you’re making

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New Molson Canadian Beer Coasters Grow Into Trees!

New Molson Canadian Beer Coasters Grow Into Trees!

Beer company Molson Canadian has released a set of plantable coasters in specially-marked can packs as part of the company's 'Red Leaf Project.‘ When planted and watered, the seeded beer mats will

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Topiary Joe’s Incredible Green Garden Sculptures

Topiary Joe’s Incredible Green Garden Sculptures

For those that consider themselves sophisticated designfolk, topiaries may seem the stuff of Edward Scissorhands suburbia or the artistic outlets of a housewife with hedge shears. But consider this -

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Parking Garage Rooftop UPGarden P-Patch Almost Complete in Seattle

Parking Garage Rooftop UPGarden P-Patch Almost Complete in Seattle

UPGarden P-Patch is located on the rooftop of the Mercer parking garage on Mercer Street between 3rd and 4th Ave N. Back in 2008, Parks and Green Spaces Levy, Uptown was designated as a priority area for

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Exquisite Alila Villas Uluwatu is the Ultimate Eco-Resort in Bali

Exquisite Alila Villas Uluwatu is the Ultimate Eco-Resort in Bali

Ok, just remember we warned you...... the design by WOHA is a vision of ecologically sound placement, form and materials which speak to a greater harmony. Indoor and outdoor spaces blend together as

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Bruce Munro Announces Largest Solar-Powered Field of Light for Ayers Rock, Australia in 2013!

Bruce Munro Announces Largest Solar-Powered Field of Light for Ayers Rock, Australia in 2013!

Bruce Munro was first inspired to create his fields of light while traveling through Australia's red desert in 1992. He was amazed by the endless fields of flowers that burst up from the barren expanse

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Mischer’traxler’s Leafy Living Necklace Dazzles With Seeds Instead of Gemstones

Mischer’traxler’s Leafy Living Necklace Dazzles With Seeds Instead of Gemstones

Viennese design duo Mischer'traxler teamed up with Rozet & Fischmeister jewelers to create a beautiful line of leafy green jewelry that you can grow yourself! The beautiful organic jewelry starts as a

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Bloot Architecture’s Kaskiosk is a Pop-Up Pizza Buffet With a Built-in Greenhouse!

Bloot Architecture’s Kaskiosk is a Pop-Up Pizza Buffet With a Built-in Greenhouse!

Bloot Architecture recently collaborated with mypizzaoven.nl to develop a kiosk-like temporary pizza buffet that comes complete with a built-in greenhouse. The design is fully sustainable; you can cook

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The Plant-A-Saurus: A Colorful and Quirky Dino-Shaped Planter from Shelter and Black Shop

The Plant-A-Saurus: A Colorful and Quirky Dino-Shaped Planter from Shelter and Black Shop

These quirky dinosaur planters become a brilliant way of combining gardening with an imaginative prehistoric creature. Spotted at this year's Dwell on Design, the clever decorative plant pots have been

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Cute Urban Greenhouses Protect Wild Plants That Spring Up on City Sidewalks

Cute Urban Greenhouses Protect Wild Plants That Spring Up on City Sidewalks

Wild urban vegetation is often ignored, so art students Audrey Charré, Clémentine Schmidt and Luc Beaussart came up with these cute 'Urban Greenhouses' to honor plants growing in cracks in buildings or

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Make a DIY Modern Herb Garden From Recycled Wine Bottles for $30!

Make a DIY Modern Herb Garden From Recycled Wine Bottles for $30!

Looking for a fun weekend project that will infuse your home a breath of fresh air? Ben Uyeda recently created a great video for FreeGreen.com that shows how to make a stylish modern herb garden from

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Watch as 30 Volunteers Help Transform their Neighbor’s Lawn into an Edible Garden in One Day!

Watch as 30 Volunteers Help Transform their Neighbor’s Lawn into an Edible Garden in One Day!

Conventional lawns aren't just a symbol of conformity -- they require regular maintenance and gobble up water. In places like California, where water is scarce and it almost never rains in the summer, it

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Turn Your Houseplants into a Work of Art with MDC Interiors’ Indoor Concrete Wall Planter

Turn Your Houseplants into a Work of Art with MDC Interiors’ Indoor Concrete Wall Planter

From furniture made using reclaimed wood to a living table that doubles as a bonsai tree planter, Michael Carpenter of MDC Interiors has been developing a wide range of innovative green interior

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Larger Than Life LEGO Animals Pop Up at Iowa’s Reiman Gardens!

Larger Than Life LEGO Animals Pop Up at Iowa’s Reiman Gardens!

Reiman Gardens is one of the largest public gardens in the state and serves as the entrance to Iowa State University and the city of Ames. The Nature Connects show is part of Reiman Gardens' 2012 Some

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The Living Garden Map Uses an Array of Flowers to Depict a Blooming Town in Italy

The Living Garden Map Uses an Array of Flowers to Depict a Blooming Town in Italy

The Giardino Mappa of Cassano d'Adda is a cool living art project that uses a colorful range of flowers to represent a blooming town in Italy. Instead of mapping flat concrete landscapes using traditional

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Automatic John Deere Tango E5 Electric Lawnmower Cuts Grass While You Relax

Automatic John Deere Tango E5 Electric Lawnmower Cuts Grass While You Relax

I think it's safe to say that unless you're Forest Gump, no-one likes to cut the grass. However, those geniuses over at John Deere have created a solution - an automatic electric lawnmower that cuts the

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Jorge Diego Etienne’s Modern Mesh ‘First Object’ Planters are Perfect for Summer Gardening

Jorge Diego Etienne’s Modern Mesh ‘First Object’ Planters are Perfect for Summer Gardening

Industrial designer (and occasional Inhabitat contributor) Jorge Diego Etienne recently teamed up with Savvy Studio to launch a beautiful set of planters that offer a practical and simple way to bring

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The Canopy is a Soaring Hong Kong Skyscraper Enveloped in Towering Gardens

The Canopy is a Soaring Hong Kong Skyscraper Enveloped in Towering Gardens

Each apartment has the feel of a modern-day treehouse, with luxurious interior spaces that open out onto a 525 square foot garden balcony. The designers built standardized units to minimize construction

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