Plant: Calathea ornata

Calathea plants have remarkable leaves with patterns that distinguish the different types within this family. It is good to know that Calathea is not an easy plant, they demand a cool (18 – 23 degrees) and rather dark environment, which makes this plant suitable for…

Carrie, LED your light shine

USB charged LED light, is designed by Norm Architects, a multidisciplinary design studio in Copenhagen, Denmark. According to Norm, Led Carrie is a small versatile, portable and rechargable lamp for any occation. Wheather on your bedside table, office desk or the replacement of candlelights on the…

Book: Wonder plants

Green in your home is the latest trend in interior design. A range of world-class international interiors where wonderful plants take central stage demonstrate how you can transform your home into a green oasis, an urban jungle. This book is all about a passion for…

Plants at the Fagens’ house

Gwen and Gawie Fagan designed and built their house in 1965, in Camps Bay, Cape Town. Freunde von Freunden visited their house and asked this creative couple about their ideas and wishes that resulted in a beautiful space by the sea and on the hill.…

Nostalgic inspiration from Vitra

The catalogues from Vitra, the famous Dutch furniture brand, were always created from a conceptual idea, often resulting in interesting photography. In the period 2005-2010 the idea was to capture the way customers use the furniture, instead of creating a perfect studio setting. Documentary-style photography…

An archive of dead plants

Images from a library of dead plants, or in professional terminology: a herbarium. The Plant Resource centre of the University of Texas has one, just like other places in the U.S. such as St. Louis and New York, each containing millions of dead plants. The…

Urban Jungles: Botanical Garden in Antwerp

Now and then we like to call attention to small or big urban jungles within city’s around the world. Parks or gardens that provide a temporary escape from urban commotion. Where you can get in touch with nature, if you like. Beautiful photography of Belgium photographer Philippe…