Dwell Outdoor, 2010
It’s quite a feat to transform the interior of a convention hall—vast and fluorescently lit—into a feel-good lounge-y space that truly brings the outside in. The Dwell on Design booths were bustling, but the Outdoor area was a popular spot to sit and feel the (artificial) grass beneath your feet and admire the vertical gardens. Here are a few shots of the greenest show floor you ever did see.
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- Modern design extends beyond glass walls.
Woolly Pocket’s breathable fabric planters, made of recycled plastic bottles, whick water away to avoid root rot and are available in nine different sizes and shapes (ranging from $29 to $247) and three colors that include both freestanding and modular living-wall models. If you’re brave enough, you can even carry your plant and its planter around as a tote with the Woolly Vagabond “living breathing handbag.”
- The path to a better world isn't through pavers but via plants, says artist and Woolly Pocket founder Miguel Nelson.
If you aren't familiar with Woolly Pocket's vertical planters, check their site for a nifty way to grow greens along the walls. These soft Islands are made from the same 100%-industrially-felted-plastic-bottles, offering breathable containers with a moisture barrier that are just a bit different than your basic pot. The peacock blue shade is new and would look loverly with a succulent or bloom inside.
- Today’s planters are smarter than ever. They breathe, they drain, and some even light up.
- With so much going on at ICFF, what with the rows and rows of booths set up with eye candy galore, it's hard not to walk around in a daze.
- I spent last week in Los Angeles, exploring neighborhoods, poking around design shops, and hoping to finally understand how the various corners of the sprawling metropolis fit together.
- With her drought-tolerant landscapes and permeable hardscape designs, Cassy Aoyagi of FormLA Landscaping has proven her dedication to saving our most precious natural resource.