Gardening

Data Garden Debuts World’s First Plantable Music

Data Garden Debuts World’s First Plantable Music

The innovative digital musicians from the Data Garden label are giving fans an alternative to wasteful vinyl EPs, by offering downland codes embedded on seed paper. Digital music in inherently an

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Habitat Horticulture Living Walls Create Healthy, Vibrant, Energy-Efficient Interiors

Habitat Horticulture Living Walls Create Healthy, Vibrant, Energy-Efficient Interiors

City dwellers who spend their daily lives surrounded by a concrete and steel jungle often yearn for something that resembles nature and can bring them back to earth amidst their urban environment. This

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Living Babylone Lamp Suffuses Your Space With Light and Fresh Air

Living Babylone Lamp Suffuses Your Space With Light and Fresh Air

If drab lighting and uninspiring interiors have been getting you down, then you'll love this beautiful piece of decor from designer Alexis Tricoire of Greenworks. Dubbed the Babylone, this spectacular

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SpudCoat: A Rain Poncho That Can Be Planted to Yield Tomatoes or Cucumbers

SpudCoat: A Rain Poncho That Can Be Planted to Yield Tomatoes or Cucumbers

Rain ponchos can hardly be considered a fashion staple. After being worn once, or maybe twice, they often wind up in the trash. Taking a stand for sustainability, a Japanese microbiologist developed the

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Greenhamar: Eco Oasis Pops up in a Public Square in Hamar, Norway

Greenhamar: Eco Oasis Pops up in a Public Square in Hamar, Norway

This past weekend Spanish architecture firm Ecosistema Urbano teamed up with the VEA school of gardening to launch Greenhamar - a 24-hour event focused on greening a public square in Hamar, Norway. The

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Parker Urban Greenscapes Installs the Largest BioWall in The US at Drexel University

Parker Urban Greenscapes Installs the Largest BioWall in The US at Drexel University

Parker Urban Greenscapes, a division of Parker Interior Plantscapes Inc, recently installed the largest BioWall in the United Stated at Drexel University’s new Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building.

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Functional Green: Kollektiv Stadtpark Fills an Old Slaughterhouse with Plant-Based Experiments

Functional Green: Kollektiv Stadtpark Fills an Old Slaughterhouse with Plant-Based Experiments

Photo by Anna Rosinke Functional Green is an installation by kollectiv stadtpark that transforms an old slaughterhouse in the second district of Vienna into a temporary space for experimenting with

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The Glasshouse Combines a Pendant Lamp with a Terrarium Full of Lush Greens

The Glasshouse Combines a Pendant Lamp with a Terrarium Full of Lush Greens

Terrariums are a way to fashionably bring plants into an indoor space. Building upon the beauty of the classic concept, Czech designer Krstyna Pojerova has taken the terrarium to the next level. Called

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Extraordinary Living Bridges Are Made of Growing Roots and Vines

Extraordinary Living Bridges Are Made of Growing Roots and Vines

The town of Cherrapunji in the Khasi Hills is credited with the world record for annual rainfall of over 75 ft! And in this rainy, wet climate, the rubber fig tree grows with abandon. The tree has a

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Poetree Burial Planter is an Eco Memorial That Honors the Cycle of Life

Poetree Burial Planter is an Eco Memorial That Honors the Cycle of Life

Although death is universal, it seems that the final choice of how our bodies are laid to rest is not - and traditional burials are looking like less and less attractive as they take up land and use

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Whittier Organic Food Center is a Self-Sustaining Vertical Farm for Los Angeles

Whittier Organic Food Center is a Self-Sustaining Vertical Farm for Los Angeles

The Whittier Organic Food Center is a state-of-the-art food production testing and learning facility that recently took top honors in the Cavin Family Travel Fellowship. The project creates opportunities

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Plant a Wish Restores Native Plant Habitats Around America

Plant a Wish Restores Native Plant Habitats Around America

Founded by Hawaii-based husband and wife team Joseph Imhoff and Sara Tekula, Plant a Wish is a public awareness and documentary film project focused on encouraging the restoration of native habitats

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Chicago Subway Train Transformed Into Lush Mobile Garden on Wheels!

Chicago Subway Train Transformed Into Lush Mobile Garden on Wheels!

The Mobile Garden’s portion of Art on Track invited passengers to walk on a thick carpet of green grass, which greeted them at the train car entrance. Each plastic seat was also lined with the lush

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JAILmake Studio’s Awesome Plantable Table Invites Nature to Dinner

JAILmake Studio’s Awesome Plantable Table Invites Nature to Dinner

Plantable consists of four potted table legs attached to a recycled English oak top. Each leg is hand bent and fillet brazed into a twisting trellis for greenery to grow upon. Simply plant and water your

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Artist Kris Verdonck’s Enclosed Bio-Dome Is Full of Belgium’s Most Invasive Species

Artist Kris Verdonck’s Enclosed Bio-Dome Is Full of Belgium’s Most Invasive Species

Verdonck’s EXOTE transformed stark, white gallery into an enclosed bio-dome featuring a lush, but poisoned ecosystem that speaks of man’s increasing interference in nature and its consequential havoc

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Astronauts Will Grow a Kitchen Garden on Their Future Mission to Mars

Astronauts Will Grow a Kitchen Garden on Their Future Mission to Mars

Mankind's first mission to Mars is tentatively set for 2030, and scientists and engineers are busy working out the details of the unprecedented trip. One big issue revolves around the Mars-bound

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Front Yard Coop: A Solar-Powered and Self-Propelling Chicken Coop!

Front Yard Coop: A Solar-Powered and Self-Propelling Chicken Coop!

Raising chickens in one's backyard is a growing trend that has given away to some awesome chicken coop designs. But just when we thought we'd seen them all, enter the Front Yard “Full Monty” Coop

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Shift Design’s Versatile Flat Pack Outdoor Products Modernize Your Garden

Shift Design’s Versatile Flat Pack Outdoor Products Modernize Your Garden

Philadelphia-based Shift_Design has created a family of eco-friendly outdoor products that will have modern design lovers drooling. Their collection of urban garden planters, rain collectors, living

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Eat Play Grow: Table Teaches Children to Grow Their Own Food

Eat Play Grow: Table Teaches Children to Grow Their Own Food

If your youngster likes to help out in the kitchen, a fun new work table teaches kids that growing and preparing your own food can be fun and mess-free! Eat Play Grow is the latest design in educational

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Rhizotron and Xstrata’s Treetop Skybridge Soars Above London’s Kew Gardens

Rhizotron and Xstrata’s Treetop Skybridge Soars Above London’s Kew Gardens

The soaring tree-centric superstructure was designed to weather extreme conditions while following the form of the forest, maintaining a balance with the surrounding gardens. The final construction, made

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The Rooftop Gardens at Rockefeller Center are a Hidden Urban Treasure

The Rooftop Gardens at Rockefeller Center are a Hidden Urban Treasure

  On a quest to visit all of New York City's most fabulous outdoor spaces?  Then the Rockefeller Center's hidden rooftop gardens are a must to add to your list - unfortunately, they may also be

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Luis Lucido’s Simple Garden Patch is a Great Way to Harvest Veggies Right on Your Patio

Luis Lucido’s Simple Garden Patch is a Great Way to Harvest Veggies Right on Your Patio

Designer Luis Lucido recently sent us his refreshing simple concept for a rooftop or patio vegetable garden box. It actually looks a little like the veggie patch we recently spied at the Bowery Mission -

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Urban Farming Movement Sweeps Across Havana, Cuba Providing 50% of Fresh Food

Urban Farming Movement Sweeps Across Havana, Cuba Providing 50% of Fresh Food

Urban agriculture is a refreshing sign of people localizing food production by bringing it into the city. But in Havana, Cuba, the farming movement has evolved as an amazing response to the loss of food

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Jip Piet Hilhorst’s Dirt Table Dishes Up a Variety of Edible Greens

Jip Piet Hilhorst’s Dirt Table Dishes Up a Variety of Edible Greens

The Ecological Table, designed by Dutch artist Jip Piet Hilhorst, is an awesome piece of living furniture created entirely from soil and plants. A variety of edible herbs are planted in the moisture-rich

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Gsky Unveils New Versa Wall Vertical Garden System

Gsky Unveils New Versa Wall Vertical Garden System

We've long been fans of GSky's verdant vertical gardens, and now they've announced that they are adding a new product to their existing portfolio of popular products. Called the Versa Green Wall System,

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Parasite Farm: Vermicompost Plant Boxes Let You Turn Your Kitchen into a Veggie Garden

Parasite Farm: Vermicompost Plant Boxes Let You Turn Your Kitchen into a Veggie Garden

We’re always delighted to hear about designer Nils Ferber‘s inventive products, so we were thrilled when he sent us his newest project – the “Parasite Farm.” The small-scale

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Recycled POTOGREEN Planters Disguise Parisian Parking Poles as Mini Gardens!

Recycled POTOGREEN Planters Disguise Parisian Parking Poles as Mini Gardens!

The planters are made in part from recycled milk containers and fabric recovered from tents that are made by people undergoing rehabilitation at Emmaus, realizing, according to Kingleur, a further two

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Olli Hirvonen and Mirko Ihrig’s ‘Urban Farming Tools’ Make Gardening in the City Easy

Olli Hirvonen and Mirko Ihrig’s ‘Urban Farming Tools’ Make Gardening in the City Easy

Urban farming makes sense in many ways: it's good for your health, the environment, and, since you grow your own food locally, great for your budget. However, it's not always easy to pull a wheelbarrow of

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Capital Growth Scheme Creates 2,012 Public Gardens by 2012 for London

Capital Growth Scheme Creates 2,012 Public Gardens by 2012 for London

Urban gardening projects are springing up all over the world, and London's metropolis is no different with their public gardening scheme, Capital Growth. Transforming Britain's urban hub, Capital Growth

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