Giant Sequoia Bonsai Tree Kit
Just because Giant Sequoias are only native to California doesn't mean you can't grow them at home—from seeds. The Giant Sequoia Bonsai Tree Kit from Portland, Oregon-based Jason Watkins offers up everything needed to nurture an ornamental iteration...
CH Edition: byAMT Strap Planter
We're constantly adopting new plants at CH HQ, turning our office into an ever-growing indoor garden of sorts. So when we encountered byAMT's Leather Strap Planter at this year's ICFF, our affinity for fauna naturally led to our collaboration with...
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...
Becca Punch of The Musket Room, NYC
Just a few blocks from the perpetually busy corner of Houston and Lafayette in NYC's SoHo neighborhood lies a tranquil outpost for New Zealand cuisine that channels the calm reserve of the island nation. Just four months after opening in October...
Saturdays Surf NYC
A must-stop for those looking to hit the beach in the summer, Saturdays has much more to offer than its name suggests. While offering some of the most high-end surf products in the city, this NYC-based beach outpost offers its own full line of sophisticated...
Upgrade your soil-dependent succulents to an air plant—the exotic-looking tillandsia only requires good air circulation, bright light and water to prosper. A stunning way to show them off is with the AirplantVessel, a sculptural vase that suspends...
AquaFarm allows you to nurture your very own ecosystem. It's a fish tank, all parts included, and a set of planters for herbs and wheat grass that you can grow right on your kitchen counter. Better yet, the tank is self-cleaning and powered by the...
Garden Terrarium Kit
While we still love a good flower arrangement, it is hard to argue with the physical and conceptual beauty of terrariums, which bring small worlds of sustainability and horticultural right to your home. As we struggle to control the future of our own...
In the Detroit suburb of Bloomfield Hills lies the “cradle of American modernism.” Out of all of Cranbrook’s different schools (which start from pre-K), the Academy of Art’s unique graduate program for architecture, art and design is especially renowned...
De Kas, Amsterdam
by Jennifer Miller Imagine eating dinner inside a house made almost entirely of glass. The walls are eight meters high and one can see vibrant gardens, nesting storks and rows upon rows of tall climbing vines, strung with leaves and laden with tomatoes...
Material Innovation at Maison et Objet 2013
Earlier in the week we looked at unconventional seating design and the use of light as themes at Maison et Objet 2013, now we take a step closer to the design process and look back on a few material innovations we saw at this year's fair. From wall...
Tango E5 Autonomous Mower
Mowing the lawn ranks among the most onerous of weekend tasks. Seeking to provide respite to landscapers everywhere, industry giant John Deere has introduced an autonomous lawn mower called the Tango E5—a sleek and quiet machine designed for...
Located about 40 miles outside Cape Town in the renowned wine region of Franschhoek, the lush 500-acre Babylonstoren feels more like a utopia than a farm. Originally cultivated by French Huguenot refugees in the late 1600s, today the former estate...
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...
Guerrilla Seed Bombs
Seed bombs—a simple mixture of clay, fertilizer and plant seeds—are a favored form of DIY "drop-and-go" weaponry among gardeners taking the greening of public spaces into their own hands. To aid the expansion of the guerrilla gardening...
Packed in a small tin can, MicroGiardini plants make an easy way to grow herbs, vegetables and flowers in any indoor environment. Each can includes a set of hearty seeds or bulbs packed within a growing compound. With a little water and light...
Woolly Pocket Planters
Easily turning any home into a leafy green sanctuary, the new range of felt planters from Woolly Pocket help in the urge to count down the remaining days of winter. The collection of freestanding containers, launching this week, consists of dark...
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Window Farms
by Evan LaMagnaLooking at how to transform water bottles and window space into a functional garden, this video interviews NYC artists Britta Riley and Rebecca Bray about their hydroponic project called Window Farms. We check out their installation...
Radius Ergonomic Garden Tools
Serious green thumbs know that hours spent gardening can lead to incredible stress on hands and wrists, a strain Radius Garden helps decrease with their advanced ergonomic garden tools. The patent-pending curved Natural Radius Grip encourages large...
A Gorge in the City: Decadence in NYC
Prepare yourself for a summer of eating and drinking in NYC with A Razor, A Shiny Knife's 24 hour cooking marathon, New York Botanical Garden's Edible Garden, and the Indy Spirits' liquor expo. A Razor, A Shiny Knife This culinary body...