Astronauts will grow their own food (or weed?) for the first time ever

NASA is sending a really cool garden to the International Space Station on April 14, on board the SpaceX Dragon. For the first time in history, astronauts will grow their own food in space using this groovy disco box, an important step towards future long-term space travel and extraterrestrial colonies. Incidentally,… » 4/11/14 11:00pm 4/11/14 11:00pm

How to Create an Automatic Lawn Mower That'll Mow the Lawn for You

You don't even need to buy a Roomba lawn mower, all you need to do to rid yourself from the chore of mowing lawns is to make the lawn mower mow itself. How? Be like this guy who strapped his self-propelled lawn mower with rope to a stake in the middle of the yard. The lawn mower ingeniously mows the lawn in smaller… » 8/28/13 7:30pm 8/28/13 7:30pm

London's Plan To Build A Garden Bridge Over The Thames

Thomas Heatherwick, designer of the London Olympic Cauldron as well as the British Pavilion at the 2008 Shanghai Expo, has unveiled renderings for a garden-filled pedestrian bridge across the Thames. Though more than £60 million in funding must still be found to make the project a reality, Heatherwick will proceed to… » 6/26/13 6:27pm 6/26/13 6:27pm

RainwaterHOG Looks Great While Collecting Mother Nature's Liquid Givings

The RainwaterHOG is a design-y rainwater tank (yes, there is such a thing) that collects rain to re-use in the garden, give to your dog or fill up your Super Soaker » 7/30/08 5:30pm 7/30/08 5:30pm without draining the mains. Most people don't save rainwater because they don't want a giant open bucket/mosquito-larvae farm on their porch. But now,…

Frellstedt Light-Up Bench: Illumination For Bums

Kind of the inverse of the psychedelic LED effects we showed you earlier, this relaxing Light Bench is maker Frellstedt's idea of the future of seating. You know, the future where even garden furniture uses up electricity and contributes to global warming. Okay, it's stuffed with LEDs, so it only consumes 95W, but you… » 7/01/08 2:00pm 7/01/08 2:00pm

Cordless Propane Mosquito Trap Gives You Al Fresco Bug Jerky

Effective over up to an acre of land, this battery-powered garden gadget allows you to commit mass mosquito-cide using a tank of propane. Silent and odorless, the trap emits octenol (something that mozzies find sexy, aspazzarently) to lure the beasties close to the machine. Once there, a vacuum gathers them into the… » 5/21/08 6:30am 5/21/08 6:30am

Add Some Laughs To Your Lawn With Little Green Men

Much as I think all lawn ornaments should be heaped into a pile and blown to kingdom come, I think I could spare a corner of my garden for these tiny chaps and their crashed spaceship. Disappointingly not made from exotic metals recovered from the Roswell crash site, they are instead made of weatherproof resin. The… » 2/26/08 5:52am 2/26/08 5:52am

S(tool) Turns Garden Fork into Garden Chair

It's been a long summer day tending the garden and you need to sit down, but there is no chair in sight. If only you were using the S(tool), then you wouldn't have to worry about finding one. Designed by Langton Stead, the S(tool) is a bent wood handle with two garden forks on either side. All you have to do is shove… » 2/12/08 5:10pm 2/12/08 5:10pm

Afterglow Luminous Chair is Made from Recycled Milk Jugs

The Afterglow chair, designed by Douglas Homer, is the perfect present for the entomologist in your life. Allow me to do a little bit of sexy scene-setting for you. It's a balmy summer evening and you and he/she have been making the bug with two backs for—ooh, almost seven minutes now (and that was doing it twice).
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