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Thursday, 16 May 2013 11:09

Water Lilies Blooming in Timelapse


Image via Vincenzo Di Nuzzo on Flickr 

Photographer Vincenzo Di Nuzzo captured these lovely water lilies blooming in his water garden and now you can watch them grow through timelapse. Video below. 

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If you dream of a rooftop garden, but you don't quite have the real estate for it, you might like the Sky Planter from Boskke, which lets plants grow, upside down, from your ceiling. That's kind of like a rooftop garden, right? The Sky Planter's special water reservoir keeps water from evaporating, and you can put plant food directly into the reservoir. And since it's officially spring in New York, now is the perfect time build your own hanging gardens of Brooklyn.

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This adorable minature of Bag End, the start and end of the journey of The Hobbit, is the work of bonsai artist Chris Guise. I'm not even sure if it's possible to top this project, because the detail is amazing, and maybe Guise has a hobbit workshop where he makes the most of their tiny little hands. Just a thought. 

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Ever looked through your office window and wondered whats happening in all the buildings across the street? You may never know what that Powerpoint was about in the conference room you were spying on, but you can create your own miniature city and you can do it right at your desk. These little cubes are more than plant pots. They're an opportunity to manage a micro-landscape and play God to tiny cows and people. Created by Japanese brand Metaphys, these Lenami (row-houses) are the best desk accessory you've never heard of. People in Japan have been practicing the art of Bonkei (3D depictions of miniature landscapes) but of course, we only just got it now.

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Friday, 01 February 2013 18:14

The Hanging Gardens of Your Balcony


You are lucky enough to have a street facing balcony, but it only appeals to you when there's friends and hot meat involved. Alright, so it may not be one the seven wonders of the interior design world, but your balcony deserves more than leftover beer caps and cigarette ash. Infuse some life into your hanging hangout and put some plants on it.

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Tuesday, 04 December 2012 17:41

Click and Grow: Because Plants Are Confusing


Sure, they may have explained it to us in elementary school, but who really learns anything at that age? Plants are confusing. Seeds, soil, water, light? It's a lot to take in. That's why the "Click & Grow" has come into being. Described as being "the easiest thing" to ever do, this life-giving machine self-waters your plants so you needn't worry about looking after them. The Click & Grow -- because a home isn't a home without a mini tomato bushel.

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We can finally say goodbye to all those useless greens we have sitting around the house. This electric bonsai, or "Electree" takes in sunlight to perform functions such as charging phones, charging tablets - well, charging in general. Designed by Vivien Muller, this attractive hybrid of technology and art has been in the works since 2008. The project hopes to be completed with the help of Kickstarter.

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