Archive for 'gardening'
Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainable Urban Design

Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainable Urban Design

Posted 12 September 2009 | By | Categories: better world, culture, design, environment, gardening, happiness, health, Home, interconnected, mythology, new zealand, sustainability | 1 Comment

How can indigenous wisdom be used to develop sustainable architectural and urban design strategies? Exploring Maori design principles with New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities.

Reboot and Reset with Bruce Sterling

Reboot and Reset with Bruce Sterling

Posted 12 July 2009 | By | Categories: activism, better world, consciousness, consumerism, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, environment, furniture, gardening, happiness, health, interconnected, sustainability, technology, video | 1 Comment

Objects are printouts – not treasures, not things to stocpkpile. Our posessions are frozen social relationships. Think of them as hours of time and volumes of space. Reassess the objects in your space and time. What is most important?

Wild Thymes, Honey

Wild Thymes, Honey

Posted 06 May 2009 | By | Categories: activism, animals, better world, branding, consciousness, consumerism, emily approved, environment, flowers, food, gardening, happiness, health, interconnected, product review, retail, science, senses, shopping, sustainability, taste, typography | No Comments

I’ve been seduced by a terroirist network known as New Zealand Artisan Honey, made up of passionate beekeepers producing honeys in small, quality batches from specific varietal sources among some of New Zealand’s most spectactular locations.

what’s happening in the garden today

Posted 23 April 2008 | By | Categories: animals, ask emily, flowers, gardening, happiness | 1 Comment

Flickrshow will appear here! var cesc = new flickrshow(“fsDemo”, {flickr_tags: “gardenupdate080423”, flickr_user: “emilyd”, theme: “blue”});

links for 2008-04-16: Tastes of Freedom

links for 2008-04-16: Tastes of Freedom

Posted 16 April 2008 | By | Categories: food, gardening, happiness, links, technology, webstuff | No Comments

Take a Bite out of Climate Change Anna Lappe’s new Bite Blog explores climate change through the lens of food with up-to-date info, analysis, interviews with experts in the field, tips on diet choices and actions you can take. (tags: climatechange food farming agriculture biotech biofuels hunger meat organic foodindustry ) Detailed Nomadic Taxonomy Paul Saffo’s post on Cyber-Nomads, a functional taxonomy of mobile users , dives more deeply into the metaphors quoted in my New Nomads post (Thanks, Paul!). (tags: nomads digitalnomads globalnomads urbannomads taxonomy metaphor astronauts hermitcrabs cybertrekkers ) Ask Umbra: On Rooftop Gardening Are plants grown on NYC rooftop gardens safe to eat? … (tags: gardening urban containergardening ediblegardens gardens pollution food ) Fring brings VOIP to the iPhone I just received my first VOIP call from an iPhone using Fring ( Hi Dad !).

First Day of Spring: Iris Reticulata Harmony and Tibet

First Day of Spring: Iris Reticulata Harmony and Tibet

Posted 20 March 2008 | By | Categories: activism, better world, gardening, interconnected, mythology | No Comments

First day of spring, first bloom in my secret garden. Siberian Iris, March 20, 2008, NYC.

links for 2008-02-10

links for 2008-02-10

Posted 10 February 2008 | By | Categories: activism, animals, art, better world, consumerism, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, environment, flowers, food, gardening, links, nyc, senses, sustainability, technology | No Comments

Betting a Farm Would Work in Queens – New York Times Sur les paves la ferme (Over the pavement, the farm), is the theme of Work Architecture‘s winning proposal for P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center‘s 2008 summer courtyard. Reflects the movement from industrialization to postindustrialization, from global to local, from free market to farmer’s market, and […]

NextCity: The Art of the Possible

NextCity: The Art of the Possible

Posted 09 February 2008 | By | Categories: activism, art, better world, creativity, culture, design, environment, fashion, gardening, happiness, interconnected, people, science, sustainability, technology | 2 Comments

Adam Greenfield, author of Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing, Speedbird, Urban Computing and its Discontents, and the upcoming The City is Here for You to Use, moderated an excellent panel discussion that included Christian Nold (who we loved at Pop!Tech), Eric Rodenbeck of Stamen Design, and J. Meejin Yoon of MY Studio and Howeler + Yoon Architecture. Here are the notes I took during the talk.

GhostGarden and More GPS Games

GhostGarden and More GPS Games

Posted 29 January 2008 | By | Categories: art, consumerism, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, gardening, love, senses, technology, travel, video, webstuff | No Comments

The surreal romance of aristocratic expat Lucy and castaway Jack enchanted me as I strolled through Sydney’s Royal Botanical Gardens in early January, following their love story on a handheld HP GPS device preloaded with Anita Fontaine‘s spooky sweet Ghost Garden, part of the 2008 Sydney Festival. As I traveled through the gardens, certain locations […]

Kenro Izu: Bhutan: The Sacred Within

Kenro Izu: Bhutan: The Sacred Within

Posted 05 November 2007 | By | Categories: art, better world, books, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, flowers, gardening, happiness, interconnected, love, nyc, observations, people, photography | Comments Off on Kenro Izu: Bhutan: The Sacred Within

Kenro Izu, “Druk #131”, Taksang Monastery, Paro, Bhutan 2003 Kenro Izu: Bhutan, the Sacred Within November 2, 2007–February 18, 2008 Rubin Museum of Art 150 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011 What a treat to hear Kenro Izu talk with Owen Flanagan at the Rubin Museum of Art in conjunction with the opening of […]

golden purslane

Posted 02 September 2007 | By | Categories: emily approved, food, gardening, happiness, nyc, passions | 1 Comment

golden purslane, originally uploaded by this is emily. In Natural History, Pliny the Elder encouraged wearing purslane as an amulet that could expel all evil, but today most people in the US consider purslane a weed. Nevia No of Yuno’s Farm turned me on to it as a salad green last year, and I got […]

links for 2007-05-29: bees, bees, bees

Posted 29 May 2007 | By | Categories: animals, environment, flowers, gardening, interconnected, links, news, science, sustainability, technology, video | No Comments

Mighty Foods – Video: The Joy of Bees Taste3 presentation by Dennis vanEngelsdorp, Pennsylvania based apiarist, celebrating enthusiasm about bees and examining the most up-to-date theories on colony collapse disorder. (tags: bees video) Who killed the honeybees? | Salon News A round table of experts answer all our pressing questions about the sudden death of […]

The Gardener (Thyme is Short)

Posted 01 April 2007 | By | Categories: books, gardening, poetry, technology, webstuff | No Comments

April is here, the thyme is short, and Google Book Search is awesome! I am loving the ability to download full PDFs of books in the public domain (like The Gardener collection of poems by Rabindranath Tagore), navigate around the sections, search and see results highlighted within the text and purchase various editions. I’ve also […]