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This house plays beautifully with the relatioinship between indoors and outdoors. Architect studio ZD+A designed a concrete family residence reflecting the surrounding landscape. The 'PN House' is located in the Lomas de Chapultepec neighborhood of Mexico City and the height of the building provides calming views of the tall trees around it. Inspired by nature, the goal was to work with the......read more

The Pierre by Olson Kundig Architects

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A San Juan Islands retreat merges with its natural surroundings

As we've mentioned previously, Seattle firm Olson Kundig Architects does modern retreats as well as anyone. The Pierre, a concrete bungalow in the San Juan Islands, is yet another fine example. Created for a client who expressed her affection for the rocky outcrops on her property, the structure is nestled cozily into said rocks, and in fact takes its name from the French word for......read more

Surrealist Art Meets Green Architecture in an Austrian Home

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From Weichlbauer Ortis Architects, a green home M.C. Escher would admire

Surrealist sculpture and green architecture collide in this hillside Austrian home that might make M.C. Escher blush -- and Mies van der Rohe cringe. The detached house, designed by Weichlbauer Ortis Architects, is covered in a soft synthetic turf, offering a strange yet somehow literal take on green wall design. With willfully superfluous windows extending from other windows and weirdly placed......read more

Houses, "Reds"

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Lo-fi time-lapse animation by LAMAR+NIK

Here's another video for Dexter Tortoriello's bliss pop project, Houses. Directors LAMAR+NIK made ice sculptures using a series of handmade clay molds, then took time-lapse stills of the melting process in a garage. The entire budget: a little over $200. Houses' recording process was similarly lo-fi. The entire All Night album was recorded off-the-grid in Hawaii, on a laptop......read more

Houses, "Endless Spring"

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Off-the-grid island bliss.

There's not a ton to this video. Actually there's very little. But the song is some lovely, blissful pop, and there's an interesting backstory. The standout single from All Night, Houses' first full-length, "Endless Spring" was recorded in Hawaii where sole bandmember Dexter Tortoriello spent time with his partner living off the grid. In his words: "We moved out to a little cabin in Papaikou,......read more

Boskke Sky Planter Recycled

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Turn your houseplants on their heads $17.95

Boskke's quirky, upside-down Sky Planters series invert the very idea of indoor plants. Last year, the company unveiled a new range of the hanging planters made of recycled polypropylene. The Sky Planter Recycled landed the company a 2011 Red Dot design award for the use of recycled materials and for integrating a Slo-Flo internal irrigation system that waters the plants directly at their roots.......read more

Choosing Your Houseplant

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Indoor plant selection made easy, courtesy of Wilder Quarterly

Wilder Quarterly, the quarterly (duh) journal of all things plant-related, is one of our favorite magazines out there right now. With inspiring content from green thumbs, rooftop gardeners, chefs, seed savers, architects, hobby farmers, and horticulturalists, WQ's interests are fully aligned with ours.  The latest Wilder Quarterly blog post offers some simple tips on something that often......read more

Canvas Tote Pot by Marie Michielssen

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Colorful, striped totes act as cheerful planters for the home $38.00

As much as we love ceramic clay planters, it's always cool to see different approaches to design for potted plants. The Canvas Tote Pot from designer Marie Michielssen is one of the most creative we've seen. Previously only available through Serax stockists of the brick-and-mortar variety, the cheerful pieces have been picked up by Anthopologie for your online shopping pleasure. Definitely a cool......read more

Stackable Living Eco Cube

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Easy, attractive air plant terrarium by Seattle's eGarden Studio $25.00

Low-maintenace air plants add a nice dose of nature to any space. Seattle-based Etsy seller eGarden Studio offers everything you need for a lovely air plant habitat with this Stackable Living Eco Cube. Designed to be scaled up by stacking cubes together, the little terrariums can be used as table centerpieces or displayed on a shelf or desk. Comes with one air plant, some black pebbles, preserved......read more

Preserved Boxwood Topiaries

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Pops of live greenery add color and whimsy to any indoor space $198.00

For black thumbs like us, these Preserved Boxwood Topiaries are a perfect way to add greenery to an indoor space, without the hassle of regular upkeep. Made from stems of natural, preserved boxwood, the set of five tiny topiaries will remain green and beautiful until, well, forever. No watering or nurturing required. Just set them inside somewhere where there is indirect light, and there you......read more

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