Nature

Unique Eco-friendly Gardening Containers For inside or Outside The Home

Container gardens do not have to be ordinary nor stationary. Plants can grow just about anywhere, if you want them too. With a little imagination you could even have your plants growing out of unique containers like the ones below

Golf Course + Safari Park = 'Lion Woods'

Forget Tiger Woods, here's 'Lion Woods'. A Japanese golf course happens to be located immediately adjacent to a popular safari park. Golfers are advised to stay out of the rough... and I ain't lion.

The First Certified Organic Perfume is Here: Wholearth

Some people cannot tolerate the synthetic components of most perfumes.  Luckily for all of those would-be perfume wearers there is a new option.  Wholearth Certified Organic Perfume Spray by Danny Seo has no dyes or synthetic ingredients.   

Artist's Pet Urns Are Her "Happy Urns"

Artist Alyson Whitney creates ceramic urns for pets that reflect the joy that pets experience while they're alive as well as the joy they give us humans.  Her brightly colored palette, painting her unique urn designs with three or four layers of rich paint, are her signature marks.

Desktop 'Magic Sakura' Cherry Tree Springs Into Bloom

Spring is almost here, and for those in Japan (and Washington D.C.) that means the cherry blossoms are about to bloom! Now the rest of us can get in on the fun, thanks to the Magic Sakura fake flowering tree!

Flower Resurrection Service Delivers Zombie Orchids

Japanese orchid grower Matsumura Yoran has hit on a way to bring flowers back to life. Beginning this April you can order your franken-flowers, which will soothe your soul without eating your brain.

Inflatable Sleeping Jacket Lets You Nap Anywhere

Protect yourself from the rain and wind while carrying your sleeping gear on your body. The Sleeping Coat is a very functional design for campers and backpackers.


Universal Meditation Could Pay For The Public Option

Yes, there was a time when meditation and yoga were scorned upon as "hippie" or "new age" fads. But over and over again scientific studies have shown that meditation improves everything from heart health to study habits to forgiveness!  Why wouldn't everyone want to learn meditation as a life skill? It  would cut down the cost of medications, hospitalizations, surgeries, therapy needs, medical costs... Heck, everyone would be healthy! And maybe even nicer to each other.

 


Tea Room Heated By Compost

If you have ever turned a compost pile you understand how hot it can get inside the pile as it decomposes. You can feel and sometimes see the heat rise as you turn the pile. A Japanese design firm called Bakoko has taken note of this heat, which can reach up to temperatures of 120 degrees F, and come up with a way to capture that heat to warm up a room.

Gaga Design: 10 Nayer Kazemi Water Art™ Fountains

Obviously, we can't keep the water running in the shower all day, but if our concern was only our inner peace, we would.   There's a much more practical, ecological, and yes, spectacular way to experience the most soothing sound in the world, a fountain.  Once you see Nayer Kazemi's Water Art™, you'll be simply gaga for them.

Mechanical Venus Fly Trap Will Keep Buggers Contained For You

If you don't mind creepy crawlers, or if you want to capture them without killing them altogether, you might want to check out this cool mechanical venus fly trap.

Magic Bean Grows “I Love You”

I've always told my husband I prefer a potted plant to cut flowers any day. Potted plants last longer, bloom longer and are far more eco-friendly than cut flowers. So when I came across a link for magic beans with a message of love I was naturally excited.

GoneForGreen's Solar Backpacks Generate Energy On The Go

These new backpacks from GoneForGreen.com feature an oversized solar panel on the back that can charge a lithium ion battery and give output energy via USB ports.  In a day and age where energy-consuming smart phones have become the norm, an invention like this could keep us all charged up for a bit longer each day.

Kiikku Planter Brings Elegant Design To An Indoor Greenhouse

When most of the U.S. is covered with snow, and cold weather promises to be around for at least another five weeks (according to Punxsutawney Phil), we start feeling restless for Spring.  From a design house which likely knows the feeling well, Unison in Finland, comes an elegant planter that brings Spring right into your home.

Champion Supersuit: The Thinnest Weather Suit Ever Developed

The Champon Supersuit has the chance to be a revolutionary step forward in outdoor apparel. It still has Everest testing to undergo, but this looks like a game changer.