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Robot Lives in Your Garden and Eats the Weeds

You can’t deny the appeal of gardening. Whether it’s a productive patch of vegetables or a flower bed to delight the senses, the effort put into …


An inside view of Hong Kong’s hidden rooftop farms

Born out of a fear of contaminated foods, the city’s budding interest in high-altitude gardening may help heal an increasingly fractured – and ageing – society.<p>A butterfly perching on a lettuce leaf is not normally a cause for marvel. But I am standing on the roof the Bank of America Tower, a …

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The Sophisticated New Tile Trend We Can't Get Enough Of

I'm very into tile. I have favorite kinds of tile. I watch tile trends. I have joked about starting a blog called 'Tile Therapy', but it is not …

Interior Design

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Japan

It’s no coincidence if Japanese gardens remind you of those scene-in-a-shoebox dioramas you made in grade school.<p>A Japanese garden is a miniature …


Air-purifying pavilion uses plants to absorb harmful toxins in Hanoi

A green oasis has popped up in Hanoi, a city choked by smog. Hung Nguyen Architects designed and built the Pavilion of Origins, a greenery-draped …

Upgrade Your Garden With a DIY Bean House This Spring

This makes growing veggies so easy.<p>Beans are a spring garden must-have! They're easy to grow, they require almost zero maintenance, and they're incredible high-yielding (you can expect to find and pick fresh ones every day). Though you could grow them in bushes, you'll get much more bang for your …

Companion planting: How to protect your vegetable patch or allotment from pests

Don't let your veggies get nibbled by anyone but you<p>Want to protect your vegetable plants from pests such as greenfly and caterpillars? Mike Kitchen, …

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23 and Me: My Favorite Edible Plants to Grow in Shade

In my first New York garden I grew rooftop crops in all-day sun: eggplants, cucumbers, tomatoes—sunrise-to-sunset stuff. Two moves later, losing sun …


20 tricks you can use to create your garden paradise

Creating a slice of gardening heaven, regardless of how big or small your space is, has never been easier now that we're bringing you these …


They ripped out their 3,500-square-foot lawn and created a magical 'Rancho Relaxo'

In our latest lawn-to-drought-garden makeover submission from readers, two gardening novices in Santa Ana share how they transformed 3,500 square feet of grass into what they now call "Rancho Relaxo":<p>Chela Bañuelos acknowledges that if not for the SoCal WaterSmart Turf Removal Program rebate …

Scientists Seek Ban On Monsanto's RoundUp

On Tuesday, a delegation of independent scientists urged the EPA to ban RoundUp, Monsanto's flagship herbicide at the O'Neill House Office Building in Washington D.C. Providing testimony that it poses an unreasonable risk to humans, animals, and the environment, scientists spoke at a closed meeting …


How to Build a U-Shaped Raised Garden Bed - Quiet Corner

Tips How to Build a U-Shaped Raised Garden Bed<p>Creating your own home garden is not always an easy task, but with this DIY U-Shaped garden, it will be …

Can Positive Thinking Actually Improve Your Business and Life? Here's What Science Says

Are you a realist? Be honest. When you're presented with a new idea or concept, are you quick to poke holes in it and point out its flaws?<p>Hey, I get it. Business (and life) can get ugly at times. It isn't all flowers and rainbows. Someone has to point out where things can go wrong in order to avoid …


What Kind of Introvert Are You?

Are you an introvert? It depends on which book you read.<p>Here's a sampling of the various conceptualizations of introversion in pop culture …


20 Easy and Effective DIY Tricks for Gardening

As soon as spring came you probably realized that your garden requires some attention. We want to share a few tricks to help you grow your own …


From Montreal to Finland, residential greenhouses are on the rise

The eight families occupying the Maison Productive House in Montreal’s Pointe–Saint-Charles neighbourhood enjoy freshly picked produce year-round without having to step foot off the property. The building, completed in 2010, features a rooftop greenhouse that residents use to grow everything from …


Urban Farming Revolution: Impact Farm Allows You to Grow Fresh Produce in the Middle of the City

Urban farming is most certainly the way of the future. However, some of the largest barriers to this style of food production is a lack of space in densely populated cities, and also climate fluctuation. Copenhagen-based urban design lab Human Habitat seeks to address these issues with their …

Urban Agriculture


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Gordito Stamps by Mar Hernández

<b>Gordito Stamps by Mar Hernández</b><i><br>Via Flickr:</i><br>I made a few stamps to sign my books tomorrow at my latest book presentation.

Tower House doubles the size of an existing home and looks like a tiny village

When most people find that they need more space, they either move or build bigger. When one family decided to expand, they didn’t want the typical …

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This Robot-Run Indoor Farm Can Grow 10 Million Heads Of Lettuce A Year

This massive Japanese vegetable factory saves water and energy–along with human labor.<p>When a sprawling new “vegetable factory” opens near Kyoto, Japan in 2017, it will be the first farm with no farmers. Robots will plant lettuce seeds, transplant them, raise the vegetables, and automatically carry …


Hardscaping 101: Metal Landscape Edging

Metal landscape edging is the little black dress of a garden: elegant, strong yet understated, tailored and timeless. A long-time design secret of …

Texas farmer finds a beautiful ally in his crusade against pesticides

Two years ago, when I ceased my occasional use of insecticides, I saw that I never needed them in the first place. Assassin bugs moved in around my …


8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.