It’s snowing like mad right now (a rare treat here on the Wet Coast), which has nudged me, grudgingly, into thinking about the holidays (I know, I’m a little late to the party). I’m thinking, specifically, about crafting and decorating, and about the different ideas I’ve covered here over the years. Here’s a roundup of […]
Berlin-based Michael Hilgers is a busy fellow. An architect by training, he is also a skilled joiner who enjoys designing retail products. He had designed and independently produced the stackable polyethylene dialounge pair chair (above) and was touring it around at product fairs, where he discovered a dearth of outdoor design products – especially for […]
Happy 2008, friends, and brightest wishes for the new year. Every year, I make resolutions for the garden – and for myself as a gardener. Sometimes, like last year, they’re pretty straightforward (1. finish design for backyard. 2. Implement). Or, like my 2006 resolutions, pretty lofty (i.e. doomed to fail). This year, I’m going easy on […]
Yesterday morning, we woke up to snow. As if the turning of the calendar page triggered Arctic chill. It seems snow has become more and more common in Vancouver over the past few years. I guess that’s part of the global warming/weird weather phenomenon. At this point, please allow me a short lecture, since I’ll […]
The most brilliant ideas are always the simplest, no? Take the PlantLock, for instance.It’s a bike rack and planter in one. No more unsightly bike racks, plus added space for urban greenery. Imagine if these were used in cities nationwide… Via NotCot.