With the SmallGarden and the WallGarden from ēdn, not only can you grow beautiful gardens indoors but you needn’t worry about their care. That’s because the gardens are technologically designed to provide your plants, flowers and herbs with the right amount of light, moisture and food – all at the push of a button. Read more →
New Botany, a series by Bozena Rydlewska features breathtakingly ornamental illustrations of nature. In addition to the two dimensional pieces by the artist – also known as “Bozka” – she created a three dimensional prototype pop-up book using some of the same pieces. Read more →
The Rainy Pot is an adorable way to showcase small succulents or plants designed for easy care. Simply pour water into the cloud above the pot to make it ‘rain’ on your plant. The water is controlled to release in a timely fashion without over-watering your plants. Read more →
Face Pots (which ought to be called Face Plants – at least in the US for the double entendre) are a charming and funny idea that you can easily make yourself. They make great gifts and party centerpieces. Depending on your choice of plant, the foliage makes hilarious ” hair.” Read more →
Designed by Haiko Cornelissen Architects, the picNYC table has a 7′ x 3′ real grass sod table top bringing the outdoors in. The ants are optional.
Urban farming is a fast growing phenomenon where the typically rural practice of agriculture is brought into the city. The picNYC table goes one step further and brings the rural experience of picnicking not just into the city, but into the apartment.
The folded lightweight aluminum table top and legs form a stiff framework for the grass, soil and stones (needed for drainage). The picNYC table creates a surreal experience of nature in the city that literally transforms dining. Suddenly spilling water becomes a necessity instead of a problem, wine glasses need coasters not to prevent ring stains, but to avoid tumbling.
Included in the rural experience is the maintenance of the grass. A table grass mower hs yet to exist, therefore you’ll have to cut the grass by hand (simple grass clippers would work just fine)
Based on the number of cuts, maintenance, usage, sunlight and season, the PicNYC table responds with a variety of colors to the conditions set by the owner and location. However, the color can always be easily replaced with fresh sod, if need be.
Based on the concept of transposing natural experiences to the apartment, endless alterations are possible with flowers, herbs – even vegetables. Depending on the needs and green thumbs of the owner, the PicNYC table brings various degrees and qualities of the rural experience into the urban residence. As a consequence, the PicNYC table transforms dining into a feast at a new intersection of nature and city.
Year: 2011 Table Material: Aluminum and grass Design Team: Haiko Cornelissen Photos: Iwan Baan & Alan Tansey
Personally, I’m not a big fan of dressing up dogs. However, The Flirty Guide (Stacie Tamaki) shares with us a way to make this terrific “Howl”ween costume, turning your dog into a live Chia Pet. Read more →
Artist and silversmith Sarah Hood combines miniature scale railroad materials like plastic trees, grasses, bushes and pebbles with sterling silver to culminate is one of a kind pieces that are nothing short of wearable art. Read more →
Boskke has evolved indoor gardening with the advent of their Sky Planter. Their unique upside down stoneware and plastic planters allow you to sprinkle greenery in any room without sacrificing floor or table space. Read more →
View post above: digital composite of living painting and
GE (General Electric) and Londons National Gallery just unveiled an ecomaginative collaboration an installation of Van Goghs famous A Wheatfield with Cypresses, made from over 8,000 living plants and on display on the western side of the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. Read more →