Tag: food

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Living Tables

If you purchase a plant-filled Living Table, it will surely green-up your home! This low-maintenance planter system was designed by Habitat Horticulture who have been sensitive to producing an attractive yet manageable system that even a naïve green-fingered beginner could…

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GREEN ROOM

SPACE10 is a future-living lab and exhibition space in Copenhagen. They recently developed and are offering ‘open-source’ plans for a spherical farm pod called the ‘Growroom’. Designed by architects Mads-Ulrik Husum and Sine Lindholm, the Growroom can free people to…

Vertical Veg

Producing a total of 80 tons of veggies a year, this 10,000 m2 futuristic vertical-farm in Singapore was founded by Panasonic. The system uses LED lighting to support indoor-farming strategies that avoid many of the problems associated with the normal…

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BIODIVERSITY LOSS

In his search to reconnect with his Native American heritage, Oklahoma farmer Carl Barnes pursued old, native varieties of corn. In doing so he discovered a brilliant variety of corn now known as Glass Gem Corn that appears gem-like. This…

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GREEN UP-RISE

A ‘hybridized program’ has been inserted into a new apartment high-rise. This program contains housing residences, an art gallery, plus 10 floors of indoor farming terraces. Situated near New York City’s ‘High Line’ a design group called the ‘Weston Baker…

GROW.BAR

Guys…this is a cool one! If you have ever wanted to grow fresh greens directly in your home, this is the perfect vehicle. The problem always seems to be daylight. Now, Grow.Bar (featured on kickstarter) is a new indoor growing…

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Land of the Rising Farm

A growing trend in urban Japan is indoor farming. As farmland is scarce, a wide variety of herbs and greens can be cultivated in climate-controlled environments under LED lighting at home for energy efficient food production. Two Japanese farms (Indoor…

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AQUAPONICS IKEA STYLE

IKEA and SPACE10 have recently teamed up and are exploring the future of food production. As readers of previous posts know, food shortage is a very real issue facing our planet. As the seventh largest restaurant chain in the world IKEA…

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Urban Farm

Producing food within an urban context is gaining much interest. Now, the French architectural firm Zundel and Cristea have developed an intriguing design for smaller-scale urban farms, to be dotted over the urban fabric. These farms have been designed to…

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URBAN FARM TOWER

As the density of our urban fabric ever increases (along with the number of residents), city-dwellers become further distanced from the growth of the food they consume. This distance still remains an ecological problem! However, ‘urban vertical farms’ have taken…