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succulent hanging planter

Succulents 5 Ways

We look at five fresh ways to enjoy the It plants of design aficionados: succulents.
February 27, 2013
Modern Abalone House by David Bryan with living roof

Rana Creek: The Design Firm Bringing Architecture to Life

In a nursery off the coast of Monterey, California, Rana Creek raises millions of plants each year. From there, many will be raised again, off their grids of soil and up onto roofs and walls, providing the living skins for architectural projects dotting the West, and now New York, Canada, and China. The team’s commitment to intelligent ecological design and restoration has produced a lineup of big projects by big names, from William McDonough to Renzo Piano to César Pelli. Look for the people who engineered and vegetated the Mediterranean roof atop the Gap headquarters, or the undulating shoulders caught mid-shrug above the California Academy of Sciences, or the 5.4-acre park planned for San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center. You’ll find Rana Creek.
January 7, 2013
Aquaponics fishtank garden kickstarter

The Life Aquatic

Aquaponics, currently receiving funding on Kickstarter, looks to combine a fish tank and a sustainable garden all-in-one.
November 26, 2012
Marcel Wilson's backyard marshland with wooden boardwalk

Backyard Marsh in San Francisco

A landscape architect in San Francisco harnesses an underground water source to create a lush marshland in his own backyard.
October 26, 2012
Los Angeles house and farm by Standard

L-Shaped Indoor-Outdoor LA Home

At their house and flower farm in Los Angeles’s Glassell Park, Laura Gabbert and Andrew Avery bring friends, family, and a fleet of urban gardeners together for the classic indoor-outdoor party.
July 25, 2012
decorative gardening tools and accessories

5 Stylish Home Gardening Tools

Whether your garden grows atop a mantel, shares space with pencils on your desktop, or takes root in a backyard corner, an aptly placed plant can add vibrancy to an otherwise dull sapce. We corralled out favorite designs for green thumbs and budding gardeners alike.
March 13, 2012
London greenhouse

LEGO Greenhouse in London

By now its bricks have been pulled apart, its sunflowers taken from Covent Garden's North Piazza, but from September 15 to 25, the Lego Greenhouse designed by Sebastian Bergne was one of the hits of the London Design Festival. I happened to catch it a bit by chance at the very end of my London design wanderings, and I'm ever so happy I did. And happier still that in going through my photos from my time in the Big Smoke that I've come across these.
October 4, 2011