Build your own indoor garden with modular LEGO-like blocks

April 26, 2017 by  
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Humans are spending more of their lives inside, missing out on the health benefits and beauty of plants . Winmart Design from Singapore decided to bring nature indoors with LeGrow, a creative indoor garden users can design themselves with LEGO -like pieces. The gardens can be equipped with LED lights , allowing plants to thrive year-round, or with a humidifier to improve the atmosphere of interior spaces. Chinese designer Haobin Lin decided to create LeGrow after he realized his daughter, growing up in a city, might not have the nature-filled childhood he’d loved. Inspired by her favorite toys, building blocks, he came up with the sleek, clean indoor garden system. Related: 7 indoor plants that purify the air around you naturally A LeGrow system can include planter pots, Power Pots, a humidifier, and an LED grow lamp. The stackable planter pots incorporate internal water reservoirs to reduce mess. A two-bulb LED grow lamp can provide light in six-hour increments for multiple plants, with a maximum output of 50,000 lumens. A diffusing mist humidifier helps create an atmosphere conducive for growing plants indoors, an area that tends to be dry due to heating and air conditioning; but the humidity can also improve human health by reducing eye strain and softening skin. LeGrow’s Power Pots are specifically targeted towards home office use; they can power the system’s humidifier and lights but can also charge a smartphone or tablet via four USB ports. Winmart Design is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter ; with over 20 days to go they’ve already raised around $45,000 of their $30,138 goal. They offer several options, starting with one LeGrow Power Pot with an early bird price of $34 all the way up to a limited edition package with 36 standard pots, four dual-LED lamps, one humidifier, and two Power Pots for $392. You can find out more here . + Winmart Design Images courtesy of Winmart Design

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DIY recycling machines will let anyone turn plastic waste into functional objects

April 8, 2016 by  
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Last year the world produced nearly 311 million tons of plastic, but less than 10% of that was recycled. The truth of the matter is that most plastic ends up in the wrong places; landfills, oceans, and inside animals. Precious Plastic has envisioned a new solution for our plastic problem, and it could make all the difference. The company, started by Dave Hakkens, a 27 year old Dutch designer, is developing resources for DIY machines that recycle plastic waste into functional objects. Released as a shared online open source, the machines can be made with basic tools and universally available materials. The company plans to provide a series of detailed instructional videos and a download-kit, allowing people to become craftsmen of plastic right at home, from anywhere in the world. Check out the video below to see how this revolutionary machine could clean up our planet. + Precious Plastic The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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Live succulent art explores the relationship between natural and man-made environments

April 7, 2016 by  
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In his ongoing “Urban Wild” collection, artist Ivan Stojakovic creates a new and unique merging of painting, sculpture and the live wall. The artworks, comprising small and large formats, installations, and free-standing sculptures, are made out of deconstructed composite panels and live succulent plants . Stojakovic’s art has been an exploration of the evolving relationship between the natural and the fabricated world. In a statement on his website , Stojakovic said, “I aspire to give viewers a sense of flight, an inner high with overview of land, and raise their inner (environmental) awareness. I also wish to impact viewers with real plants inhabiting the traditional wall art format. The plants clash with fabricated forms, and resonate with rich textures and colors, in dynamically balanced compositions. In this way, I want the take the audience on a journey through changing landscapes in which wild natural and man made environments strive to reclaim one another.” + Ivan Stojakovic + Ivan Stojakovic Instagram The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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ONS Incek’s apartment showroom in Turkey is wrapped in colorful glass panels

October 29, 2015 by  
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Create a Gorgeous Vertical Garden Indoors Using the Urban Zeal Planter

February 25, 2013 by  
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Add some life to your walls with one Urban Zeal Planters  vertical wall gardens. Each planter system comes with a special planting recipe that shows how you can design a framed vertical garden with a beautiful arrangement of succulents. Not only pleasing to the eye and a wonderful piece of interior decor, but this beautiful wall adornment will also help reduce the air pollution in your home! + Urban Zeal Planters The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green wall” , growing indoors , indoor gardening , indoor gardens , urban zeal planters , vertical gardens , vertical planters , wall planters

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Sharon Toong’s Living Gems Are Gorgeous Terrariums for Urban Living

October 23, 2012 by  
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Living Gems is a series of beautiful terrariums created by Sharon Toong , a London based architect and designer. Having grown up in Hong Kong, her interest lies in the reintegration of city living and nature. These colorful terrariums made by Living Gems are tailored to urbanites who love nature but do not have the time or the space to care for plants. They need minimal care so green thumbs are not required. + Living Gems + Sharon Toong The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Gardening , gardens , indoor gardens , Living Gems , London , Sharon Toong , terrarium , Terrariums

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Freestanding Garden Tower Provides Green Space For 50 Plants to Flourish

April 16, 2012 by  
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Here at Inhabitat we love bringing our green-thumbed readers revolutionary designs to help indoor gardens flourish – and that’s exactly what this clever  Garden Tower compact farm does. The tower contains a miniature garden and composting system that provides enough space to grow up to 50 plants within 4 square feet.. Maximizing the space inside the towers, gardeners can grow plants vertically through the 45 openings around the outside and then pop in a few taller plants up top. Read the rest of Freestanding Garden Tower Provides Green Space For 50 Plants to Flourish Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Colin Cudmore , eco design , garden design , garden tower , garden towers , green design , hydroponics , indoor garden , indoor gardens , miniature gardens , sustainable design , Urban Farming , vertical gardening

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Jordan Eagles “Recycles” Slaughterhouse Blood into Splotchy Works of Art

April 16, 2012 by  
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6 Super Easy Gardening Projects To Do This Weekend

April 13, 2012 by  
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Talking Public Space and Urban Intervention With San Francisco’s Rebar Studio

April 13, 2012 by  
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