Metro Vancouver has a European Chafer beetle problem. Actually, the beetles themselves aren’t too troublesome, but their grubs, which feed on the roots of turf grass, are wreaking havoc. As an introduced pest, the beetle has few natural competitors to control it. That’s where the urban wildlife steps in. Raccoons, skunks and crows enjoy tearing […]
Archives for November 2008
Behold the awesomeness of the North American Wild Life series by Kelowna BC-based ceramic artist Paige Russell. Consisting of four archetypal North American vehicles, the vessels are handmade of matte white glazed stoneware. Perfect with your 60s rec-room inspired decor or ironic mustache. Buy them here.
The Basics Names of gardeners: Willi and Jon Galloway URL: www.digginfood.com Location: Seattle, Washington (USA) Size: Not big enough! About 200 square feet. Orientation: South Zone: 8b Years gardened: Installed in April 2008. The Details Style: Geometric raised beds. Inspiration: The garden my mom kept when I was growing up. She grew an astonishing amount […]
Yay! My outdoor furniture makeover is on Design*Sponge today. Welcome all. If you like before-and-afters, you’ll also want to check out our back patio makeover. If you’re visiting Heavy Petal for the first time, you might be interested in the indoor and garden design archives. And finally, just for something completely different, why not learn […]
Check out the Boskke Sky Planter. Yep, that’s it, hanging upside down there. Actually, it’s not upside down – it’s designed that way. (Another art school grad project! Thank goodness for design students. Without them, the world would certainly be less bloggable.) Using an internal reservoir system, the Sky Planter feeds water directly to the […]
The winner of the Delight.com: One for me, one for a friend giveaway is Janna. Congratulations, Janna! Thanks everyone for participating.
It’s a classic design school project: redesign an everyday object (the stapler and the chair are popular picks.) Maxime Evrard, a student at the Ecole de Design Nantes, chose to redesign the chicken coop. You thought the Eglu was cool? Maxime’s Cocorico looks like a spaceship. With a tent attached. Would this be a good […]