Friday, March 27, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
What an interesting and amazing design from Argentina native, Juampi Sammartino. The Cisca urban bench is a new concept in relaxing. Made of concrete and pieces of natural wood with an integrated planter, its a perfect piece to complete an outdoor room. Its a perfect mix of form and function... and incredibly inspiring!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
A few after shots...Check the website for more photos of this project
Monday, December 15, 2008
This month's online newsletter from Garden Design Magazine features this fantastic product from a small company in Vermont; Neuton. Here is a quote from the website
"We are dedicated to making the world’s most innovative and dependable battery-powered lawn and garden equipment for people who care about the maintenance of their properties and the health of our environment. Our forward-thinking designs reduce the noise and pollution of traditional gas power equipment, making yard work more enjoyable. Consistent with these goals, a portion of our profits are donated to community organizations working to clean our air."
Forbes Magazine recently named Vermont the "Greenest" state, and Neuton is doing their part to keep that accolade going strong.
While I am generally opposed to large expanses of lawn, I do understand that in other parts of the country a large lawn doesn't have quite the environmental impact as it may in Southern California. Lets be honest, the equation of large lawn = status symbol is antiquated and absurd. But when lawn alternatives don't make the cut (pardon the pun) and a green carpet is the only option, a battery-powered lawn mower just makes way to much sense.
At around 2-3 times the cost ($349-449) of your average Home Depot special, the Neuton mower requires an initial investment. But think of the time, money, fuel, and oil you will save. Not to mention the jealous looks from your neighbors as they see you "Going Green" and looking good at the same time.
Another notable from Neuton? The Noise Pollution Clearinghouse rated Neuton the quietest rotary mower you can buy. Not to shabby...