The Rainy Pot by Korea’s Dailylife Lab

The Rainy Pot

The Rainy Pot is an adorable planter 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

Whimsical Entrance Gates Designed For An Amsterdam School Garden by Tjep.

Entrance Gates for new school by artist Tjep

Two stunning entrance gates serve as portals to nature in the historical Amstel Area. Frank Tjepkema (aka Tjep), along with Leonie Janssen, crafted two colored galvanized steel gates coated with epoxy and on a concrete foundation for the Aemstel Schooltuin (school garden). Read more

The Aquafarm Is A Self-Cleaning Fish Tank And Herb Garden In One.

aquafarm self-cleaning fish tank

Aquafarm is an Aquaponics Garden (a combination fish tank and herb garden in one) from Back to the Roots, a company founded by Alejandro Velez and Nikhil Arora during their last semester at UC Berkeley in 2009. Read more

Modern London Suburban Studio with Sedum Roof and Heated Paddling Pool by Ashton Porter.



North London architecture firm Ashton Porter added this fabulous modern studio with rooftop garden, heated paddling pool, full kitchen and more to a suburban home.



The studio is located in a typical Victorian suburban garden. Its main facade which faces the garden floats above a glass panel and forms a screen to separate the work space of the studio from the domestic garden.


The typical green suburban garden is replaced by a folded timber landscape characterized by a pop up landscape of activities including a heated paddling pool, a sand pit and a fire pit.



The materials of the studio make reference to the suburban context; timber cladding echoes domestic fencing, corrugated aluminum refers to inter-war prefabricated garages and a former Anderson shelter.


The studio is super-insulated and benefits from a sedum roof; heating is provided by Apple Macintosh computers with very occasional recourse to underfloor heating.





The main facade is unsupported along its full length and rests on cantilevered side walls. The wall construction is entirely from stressed ply composite panels with no hidden steel supporting frame.



Ground was first broken in September 2005 for footings and to install water, electrical, gas and communications services. The studio was ready for occupation in April 2008. Since then the garden as completed and the main house has been refurbished with a new rear addition and remodelling. This was completed in Spring 2010.




all images courtesy of Ashton Porter and photographed by Riddle Stagg

ashton porter are an architectural practice based in the North London suburbs.

A New Perspective on Hanging Plants. Introducing Boskke Sky Planters.

Boskke-sky-planters

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

Books Become Planters At Gartenkultur Of Italy

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