Hiiragi’s House

Hiiragi's House

Japanese architect Takashi Okuno designed this house with a U-shaped plan, to ensure every room has a view of the tree in the central courtyard. Located in Japan’s Ehime Prefecture, Hiiragi’s House sits on a plot containing a tree that… Continue Reading

Shigeru Ban’s Terrace House

Shigeru Ban's Terrace House

These new images offer a glimpse inside Japanese architect Shigeru Ban’s Terrace House for Vancouver, set to become the tallest hybrid timber structure in the world once complete. Ban’s residential tower is expected to reach 71 metres at its tip… Continue Reading

Luxury residence in Sintra Cascais

Luxury residence in Sintra Cascais

Want to live amidst tourist-worthy greenery – but not in a refuge or tent? This luxury residence in the Portugese Riviera is surrounded by the Sintra Cascais National Park, the premier Oitaros Dunes golf course and an abundance of crystal-clear… Continue Reading

The Tangga House

The Tangga House

The Tangga House is another Singapore’s dream home designed by Guz Architects. Completed in 2009, the 7,663 square foot residence is located in Holland Village, an elite district of Singapore that is famous amongst the expatriate community. The luxury single-family… Continue Reading

Curly succulent plant, Moraea Tortilis

Moraea tortilis, better known as Spiral Grass, is a bulbous plant with very unusual and ornamental foliage with twisting and curly leaves that resemble a corkscrew. Native to limited regions of Namibia and South Africa, Moraea tortilis is a hardy… Continue Reading

Watch Them Grow!

Rootvue Farm® is a garden laboratory which shows children the underground process of vegetables as they grow from seed to harvest. The kit which is perfect for the classroom or home includes a styrofoam base with a built-in water basin,… Continue Reading

Gardening ideas

Have you got an old bird cage that has seen better days? Why not create a hanging planter using succulents (those plants we sometimes mention that thrive on neglect and minimal water). Via: The Owner-Builder Network  

Cozy backyard, clever tricks for small space gardens

Many people underestimate the potential of the small space at the rear of their house. Think outside the square This garden cleverly disguises the lands straight edge by installing curved garden elements within the boundaries. The curvature of the fence,… Continue Reading