What to do when you've got a couple of flea market finds (or dumpster scores) that you're not really crazy about? You combine them into this crafty project that doesn't even look like the original. Can you guess how this bench was made?
With all of the recent focus on gardening here on Apartment Therapy, it can be easy to feel left out if you are, like many city dwellers, without any real outdoor space. Enter the vertical garden, perfect for the balcony or fire escape with the smallest of footprints.
I've been noticing a trend in the garden world that is loosely related to the ubertrend of vertical gardening. Shelf Gardening (as I am calling it) solves the same challenge of creating a lot of planting space in very little square footage, but provides a whole new range of options for adding your own sense of style.
As a city dweller, I envy anyone that has an outdoor space they can call their own. A balcony, backyard, even a stoop can make for some good hangouts in the nice weather. Lately I have been especially into rooftop gardens — I think it is fun to see how plants can transform an otherwise unremarkable rooftop into a beautiful place. Here are a few that I think are particularly pretty.
It's a gem finding handmade artisans that fit your style. The pieces featured here are unique, beautifully crafted and made mostly of eco-friendly or natural materials. They're also very modern, without the patchwork look that sometimes comes with handmade goods.
Each year around Earth Day the American Institute of Architects (AIA) celebrate the top ten green projects of the past year. This year's list included two homes — one a net-zero live/work home, the other a small affordable house in a planned community.
If you have the blackest of black thumbs, never fear. The "plant" in Photo 4 is a sculpture! For the rest of us gray thumbs, these delightful mini planters are the perfect fit for small air plants and succulents. Should we manage to kill even the death-resistant air plant, at least we'll be left with a beautiful pot.