Gardening

Mind the Plant Garden Planters Are Made from Recycled Plastic from Local Construction Sites

Mind the Plant Garden Planters Are Made from Recycled Plastic from Local Construction Sites

Mind the Plant makes its garden planters from recycled plastic from local construction sites. The woven baskets are manufactured locally by the work integrating social co-op YallaTrappan in Malmo, Sweden.

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Urban Patches is a Website That Teaches and Connects Aspiring City Farmers

Urban Patches is a Website That Teaches and Connects Aspiring City Farmers

Hoping to get your own urban farm started this year but unsure where to begin? Urban Patches is a website that can help! With interviews from current, economically successful urban farmers, best

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The Mino Garden Gnome Will Feed Your Plants Before It Disappears from Your Garden

The Mino Garden Gnome Will Feed Your Plants Before It Disappears from Your Garden

Giovanni Tomasini's Mino Garden Gnome is a much more enterprising dwarf than those past. Despite its jazzy colors, the classic gnome we've all come to love is a melancholic figure, condemned to a purely

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Occupy Vacant Lots Project Constructs a Pre-Fab Shed for Urban Gardeners

Occupy Vacant Lots Project Constructs a Pre-Fab Shed for Urban Gardeners

Students at Green Mountain College (GMC) recently took on a mission to develop a shed for urban farmers that would suit the needs of the gardeners of the future. The OVaL Shed -- otherwise known as the

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Mobile Urban Agriculture Blooms in Berlin’s Prinzessinnengarten

Mobile Urban Agriculture Blooms in Berlin’s Prinzessinnengarten

Inhabitat writer Ana Lisa Alperovich visited Prinzessinnengarten and talked to Marco Clausen, who together with Robert Shaw created the fantastic blooming space. Clausen told us how they were inspired by

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The Montblanc House is a Heavenly White Mountain of a Home in Japan

The Montblanc House is a Heavenly White Mountain of a Home in Japan

The Montblanc House, which is also known as "Shiroi Yama no You no Ie" in Japanese or "House That Resembles a White Mountain," is a three story home that we think was named quite aptly. Designed by

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Rainwater Harvesting PET-Tree System Makes Urban Gardening a Breeze

Rainwater Harvesting PET-Tree System Makes Urban Gardening a Breeze

Pet-Tree is a vertical eco gardening system made from recycled PET containers. The design consists of structural plastic pieces and PET pots that are combined to form a tree-like shape. The system also

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Tree Cards by Seed Our Future Help Businesses Plant Trees Around the World

Tree Cards by Seed Our Future Help Businesses Plant Trees Around the World

In a happy marriage of brand marketing and global restoration efforts, Tree Cards are a way for a business to encourage clients and customers to help developing communities become self-sustaining. Tree

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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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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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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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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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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 of recycled bottles on

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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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Vertical Algaegarden Grows Algae of All Different Colors

Vertical Algaegarden Grows Algae of All Different Colors

While many consider algae a slimy, green, undesirable sludge, its benefits - from its nutritious nature to its renewable energy production capabilities - are slowly gaining more and more fans. One of the

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PHOTOS: More Green Designs from London’s New Designers Graduate Show!

PHOTOS: More Green Designs from London’s New Designers Graduate Show!

Produced by free hand steam bending of local Ash, 'Florence' table by University of Plymouth graduate Yvette Cox dances its way into sculptural design while being functional and unique at the same

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PHOTOS: The Best Green Designs at London’s New Designers Graduate Show

PHOTOS: The Best Green Designs at London’s New Designers Graduate Show

In their Manifesto, the Goldsmiths University states that "a production economy based on finite resources does not work" and that "we have enough chairs (but is nice to sit down)." As a critical

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Eden Project: Giant Bubble Biomes Form the World’s Largest Greenhouse

Eden Project: Giant Bubble Biomes Form the World’s Largest Greenhouse

Located in Cornwall, the Eden Project was conceived by Tim Smit and designed by famed architect Nicholas Grimshaw. The covered biomes were inspired by the moon and are constructed from a tubular steel

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Matchcarden is a Miniature Paper House That Grows a Garden

Matchcarden is a Miniature Paper House That Grows a Garden

Matchcarden is a beautifully illustrated mini paper house containing its own little garden. It comes complete with everything a gardener needs, so simply sow the seeds, add a little water and see your

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PHOTOS: The Best Green Designs at London’s Central St. Martins’ Graduate Show

PHOTOS: The Best Green Designs at London’s Central St. Martins’ Graduate Show

Product designer David Bennett created a fantastic machine called Natural Factory that you can bring to the beach for building public seating, while engaging people in a DIY activity. The idea behing the

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Add Color to Your Yard with Gsky’s Succulent Green Walls and Vertical Gardens

Add Color to Your Yard with Gsky’s Succulent Green Walls and Vertical Gardens

We've written about Gsky's breathtaking large scale vertical gardens before, but did you know that you can use their simple systems to create a green-walled oasis of your own? That's right, the

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Vase & Leuchte: A Living Green Table Lamp by Miriam Aust

Vase & Leuchte: A Living Green Table Lamp by Miriam Aust

Miriam Aust's "Vase & Leuchte" (Vase and Lamp) neatly combines the concept of a vase and a table lamp. The design is a translucent glass vase which contains water, aquatic plants, and a waterproof

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Beautiful Living MOSStiles Brighten Up Your Room With Every Color Of The Rainbow

Beautiful Living MOSStiles Brighten Up Your Room With Every Color Of The Rainbow

The MOSStile is made of an ecologic resin base imbedded with natural moss for use indoors. No toxic substances are used in the making of the tile and no chemicals or fertilizers are needed to maintain

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‘Shroom’ at Home With the Easy-to-Grow Mushroom Garden

‘Shroom’ at Home With the Easy-to-Grow Mushroom Garden

Do you have an insatiable taste for mushrooms? Then why not start growing some of these out-of-this-world delights in your very own kitchen? With the potential to yield one pound of mushrooms per crop in

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