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CULTURE
Ellie Irons and the Art of Survival in "Invasive Pigments"
The unofficial colors of NYC seem to be shades of gray and black, found in the wardrobes of the average resident to the concrete pavements and city streets. Though not entirely true, one color that is generally thought to be missing from view is...
DESIGN
Preloved Roots Garden Nursery
Not everybody has a green thumb—and sometimes it takes a plant-related failure to realize this. As a resource for such situations, Sydney, Australia's Preloved Roots provides an alternate ending. In a way, it's an orphanage for plants needing revitalization...
STYLE
Gamine Co. Workwear Jeans for Women
While there's been a boom in the raw selvedge denim market recently, there are still very limited style options for women—particularly those whose jobs ask a lot of their jeans. When Taylor Johnston, a horticulturist at New England's treasured Isabella...
DESIGN
Fold Pot by Emanuele Pizzolorusso
Certain designers have a knack for solving problems so basic that their creations feel immediately timeless. Industrial designer Emanuele Pizzolorusso is one of them. The Helsinki-based Italian creative responsible for a pre-crumpled city map for...
DESIGN
Six Unexpected Planters
A sprig of growth can perk up any corner of any room. There's a natural artistry, dictated by environment, to the wonders of growing your own plants. And considering the abundance of planters out on the market, its bed can be just as stunning as the...
CULTURE
Spring Gardening Gear
Everyone can be a gardener with a little effort, proper scheduling and a dedicated plot of land. Whether or not you're interested in toying with orach or purple tree collards, or having your plants tweet, maybe this is the year you dig in. The following...
STYLE
Carrier Company V Neck Smock
For the artist, woodworker, fisherman, gardener—even sailor—the smock has been an essential over-garment to protect clothes from the elements. When Norfolk, England-based Tina Guillory, a skilled gardener (and whose daughter Sienna Guillory is the...
FOOD-DRINK
Victory Gardens
Notions and perceptions revolving around food have changed drastically in recent years. As organic options become the norm for many, the origin and social and environmental impact of food continues to become a greater concern—with many consumers...
DESIGN
AirplantFrame by Airplantman
For those who want to green up their homes without the hassle of repotting and getting soil everywhere or simply don't have the extra space in an already cramped apartment, air plants (or tillandsia) are an excellent option. Just as the name suggests...
DESIGN
Copper Shines at NYC Design Week
The use of copper in functional industrial design has been on the rise for some time now, especially since seeing it all over London Design Festival last September. We spotted six new products during this year's NYC Design Week that prove even more...
DESIGN
CH Gift Guide: Mother's Day
Every year Cool Hunting salutes the mothers that make the world a better place with a gift guide that speaks to their nurturing nature. This year we've gathered a new batch of goods that give mom something in return, whether it's a little rest and...
CULTURE
Ron Finley the South Central LA Guerrilla Gardener
Like many underfunded urban communities, South Central LA represents what is commonly called a "food desert," or a district where fast food and corner stores greatly outnumber access to fresh produce. Currently an estimated 26.5 million Americans...
TECH
Flower Power
Most notable for their high-tech toys and innovative electronics, Paris-based Parrot takes a step off the beaten path with Flower Power, a sensor-driven gardening gadget that aims to help thumbs stay green on the go. Resembling a plastic plant stock...
FOOD-DRINK
Patch Herb Planters
Greens find a new home in the city with self-watering windowsill planters from Patch. The brainchild of founder and CEO Kent Houston, the planters are just one part of Patch's solution for bringing agriculture into personal living spaces. The environmentally...
FOOD-DRINK
Interview: Thomas Keller
When invited to The French Laundry, the answer, without hesitation, is a resounding yes. As a destination restaurant with a long waiting list, you never know when the opportunity will present itself again. American Express recently asked us to check...
DESIGN
Self-Watering Planter by Joey Roth
We've all been guilty of neglecting that would-be herb garden on our balcony, or watched regretfully as each passing day slowly withered the petals of an indoor bouquet. When temperatures reach the boiling point and your calendar starts rejecting...
TECH
Bitponics
Bitponics is a combination sensor device and open-source software system designed by two plant-loving engineers. Whether you can barely keep alive a cactus or you're a serious green thumb looking to monitor a new strain of tomatoes, Bitponics can...
CULTURE
Urban Farming Tools
by Kelly O'Reilly and Greg Stefano With the emergence of a flourishing urban farming movement in recent years, the need for certain tools to maximize more limited natural resources has also arisen. As they lead the charge to shorten the distance from...
FOOD-DRINK
Ripe
In follow-up to "Tender", his dedicated volume on vegetables, London-based food writer Nigel Slater turns to the fruit section of his garden in "Ripe". The beautifully photographed tome serves as a comprehensive primer on 23 types of fruit and...
CULTURE
Wilder Quarterly
As the name implies, Wilder Quarterly examines the natural world with unconventional eyes. The newly launched print magazine is the brainchild of Celestine Maddy, a finicky 33-year-old who took up gardening four years ago when she moved into a ground...
FOOD-DRINK
Grow Y'own
From luxury chicken coops to high-tech wind turbines, the more accessible tools of today's self-sustainability movement mean you can do things like raise fresh meat and harness affordable energy without going to extremes—providing you have...
DESIGN
Suwada Blacksmith Works
Following in the tradition and quality of Japanese metal and blade manufacturing Suwada Blacksmith Works has been crafting the the highest quality bonsai shears and cutters since 1926. Simply but elegantly designed for function-specific use, the...
DESIGN
Simple Garden
Do you long for homegrown tomatoes but lack the space and green thumb? Fertile Earth has a solution. Their Simple Garden Starter Kit, devised in collaboration with the product designers at Provo, UT studio Rocketship, introduces an idiot-proof set...
DESIGN
Grow Bottle
Part of Potting Shed Creations' new line of products coming Sring 2011, the Grow Bottle makes hydroponic herb farming compact and easy to do indoors year-round. Potting Shed Creations prides itself on its sustainable, forward-thinking gardening...
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