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 walls, and other accessories were carefully designed from flat pack stainless steel parts to minimize shipping impact, and to lower the carbon footprint even further, Shift_Design is partnering with manufactures across the US, so each cell will not need to transport goods more than 120 miles. After many years of enjoying Shift_Design products in your garden, they can be 100% recycled — now that’s a lifecycle story we love to hear!
Some of the most notable products in Shift’s collection are their rain collectors. A total departure from those hideous blue barrels, their 58 gallon and 12 gallon collectors will become the showpiece of your yard. Each can be hooked up to a hose, and the smaller version can hang from a wall, making it very versatile for small urban spaces. The 58-gallon tank has a removable lid, which can flip position when the weather is cold, diverting water directly to the sewer, and avoiding internal freezing.
Shift offers many solutions to urban container gardening. Their Parkside Living Wall can be hung alone, or in series to create a larger organic display. For those with limited outdoor space, Shift_Design offers similarly styled window planter boxes. As shown by local Philadelphia businesses, these products are not just for use at home.
You can see their window boxes at the RyBread sandwich and coffee shop, and soon to come is a larger installation at the Urban Outfitters headquarters in the Navy Yard section of the city.
If you are interested in Shift_Design products for your home, they are available via their website.