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Hackney City Farm is a Hidden Piece of Countryside in the Heart of London

Hackney City Farm is a Hidden Piece of Countryside in the Heart of London

Goats, sheep, chickens, a donkey, and some small animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs can be spotted at London's Hackney City Farm. The farm is based at a site were many businesses used to run, ranging

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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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Saint-Étienne Residents Transform Wasteland Into Public Square and Garden

Saint-Étienne Residents Transform Wasteland Into Public Square and Garden

Collectif Etc won the commission through the Public Urban Planning Agency of Saint-Etienne to design and manage the rehabilitation of the 670 sq meter space into a public square. Part of their task was to

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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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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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Martín Azúa’s Furniture Creates a Cozy Home for Plants and Animals

Martín Azúa’s Furniture Creates a Cozy Home for Plants and Animals

If sustainable design is about designing to enhance our relationship with nature, then Martín Azúa's designs are the perfect example of this principle in action. The Spanish designer created 'La Vida

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London’s First Certified Passivehaus Saves 90% Off its Energy Bill

London’s First Certified Passivehaus Saves 90% Off its Energy Bill

London’s first Passivehaus has a heavily insulated shell made from prefabricated European larch timber. The term Passivehaus refers to an advanced low-energy construction standard that ensures homes are

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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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City Farm: South Providence’s Urban Agriculture Transformation

City Farm: South Providence’s Urban Agriculture Transformation

City Farm finds its home in the heart of South Providence. It is an area with a turbulent history of conflict and neglect. Originally a marshland, the plot has seen its history of dwellers pass through. A

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LEVS Architecten’s Beautifully Restored Dutch Barn Helps Vulnerable Youngsters Find Their Way

LEVS Architecten’s Beautifully Restored Dutch Barn Helps Vulnerable Youngsters Find Their Way

The barn consists of 2 living areas for 20 people, and even has an old bell that was lovingly restored. The home was fitted with tall bay windows that let in natural light, and clad in weathered corten

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Vote For Your Favorite House in the 2011 Solar Decathlon!

Vote For Your Favorite House in the 2011 Solar Decathlon!

The DOE & the Solar Decathlon are also running their own People's Choice Award for the first time ever, so you should definitely go check it out and vote! Read on for a look at each of these amazing

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Packaging the Future: Can Plantable Seed Paper Give Way to a Blooming Garden?

Packaging the Future: Can Plantable Seed Paper Give Way to a Blooming Garden?

A memorial plant Card by Botanical Paperworks I didn't think about my experiment through the fall and winter, and by springtime, I had forgotten I'd even planted the seed embedded paper. But then an

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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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Glowing Musical Akousmaflore Garden Unveiled at London Design Festival

Glowing Musical Akousmaflore Garden Unveiled at London Design Festival

The deep black room is only lit with UV lights. Visitors can only see a fluorescent forest with glowing plastic flowers and a stone spiral on the floor. Each plant has a sensor that reacts differently

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Goldsmiths University’s Thought-Provoking ‘Making Believe’ Exhibition at the London Design Festival

Goldsmiths University’s Thought-Provoking ‘Making Believe’ Exhibition at the London Design Festival

Wee Siong Quek's Soup for Thought is a book of photographs of the designer’s experience of planting tomatoes, making oil from sunflowers seeds, growing basil and garlic, creating wooden utensils and

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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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Gensler to Break Ground on Floating Thames River Park for London

Gensler to Break Ground on Floating Thames River Park for London

The walkway will not only be environmentally friendly with lots of open outdoor space, but will also complement the culture of the city of London. Placed in the heart of the city, the long horizontal park

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Cellular Green-Roofed Pajariro Jardin Infantil La Aurora Kindergarten Sprouts in Colombia

Cellular Green-Roofed Pajariro Jardin Infantil La Aurora Kindergarten Sprouts in Colombia

The two story kindergarten circles around a courtyard, with entrances in the front and rear of the complex. The inner courtyard gives the children an enclosed and safe area to play in, with flat stone

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EFE-PE’s Firefly Garden is a Verdant Display of Recycled Bottle Pods

EFE-PE’s Firefly Garden is a Verdant Display of Recycled Bottle Pods

Landscape architects EFE-PE recently sent us their delightful “Firefly Garden”, which they envisioned as a polka-dotted “carpet” of funky green pods. The actual pods were made out

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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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FARM:London Creates an Urban Food Production Hub in Dalston

FARM:London Creates an Urban Food Production Hub in Dalston

Urban farming projects are popping everywhere! A derelict shop in Dalston, London, is yet another site set on urban rejuvenation with its innovative FARM: project. The project, which has transformed an

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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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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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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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San Francisco Officials Approve Treasure Island Eco-City

San Francisco Officials Approve Treasure Island Eco-City

Treasure Island lies in the middle of San Francisco Bay, visible to the left of the Bay Bridge as it crosses from San Francisco to Oakland. Abutting hilly Yerba Buena Island, Treasure Island is a man-made

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A-Frame Hanging Planter Turns Your Plants Into Trapeze Artists

A-Frame Hanging Planter Turns Your Plants Into Trapeze Artists

If your windowsill is getting a little cramped with flora, first give yourself a pat on the back for your green thumb, and then create some new space for your oxygen-giving friends with this A-frame

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Sebastian Bergne Builds a Beautiful Greenhouse Entirely from LEGO Blocks

Sebastian Bergne Builds a Beautiful Greenhouse Entirely from LEGO Blocks

Our favorite building block just keeps finding more and more inspired uses. The latest LEGO creation to catch our eye is this gorgeous greenhouse, which Sebastian Bergne built for the 2011 London Design

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Landscape Designer Margie Ruddick Fined for Her Own Garden

Landscape Designer Margie Ruddick Fined for Her Own Garden

Landscape designer Margie Ruddick is in the running for the 2011 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award, and ironically, she's also faced with fines for the landscaping of her own yard! Ruddick’s

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