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Living, modular, sculptural 21st century terrariums for discovering new ways to interact with plants.
Living, modular, sculptural 21st century terrariums for discovering new ways to interact with plants.
Living, modular, sculptural 21st century terrariums for discovering new ways to interact with plants.
355 backers pledged $26,985 to help bring this project to life.

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What's happening?!

Dear All, 

We are currently working on developing our ideas through site specific installations and exhibitions.  Here's an update to what's going on!  You can also email us directly if you have any questions about our ongoing projects.  

Here are recent projects and installations that we've completed.  

For NYCxDesign Week in May, we exhibited a Plant-in City installation at Industry City, Brooklyn, in Collaboration with Wanted Design.  

Industry City in Collaboration with Wanted Design
Industry City in Collaboration with Wanted Design

We Won an award!  

2015 Core77 Design Awards Built Environment Professional Runner Up Entry Title: Hanging Urban Garden

Hanging Urban Garden
Hanging Urban Garden

Huy and Carlos went to Hong Kong for a group exhibition, "Living Architecture" and shared this installation.  

Living Architecture - Hong Kong
Living Architecture - Hong Kong

We also launched a Plant-In City miniature version of our concept, and wanted to give you, our backers 33% off our terrariums.  They are great gifts for the home and office and fit nicely on your desk or window sill!  Grab one today!  (discount code kick33)

Plant-In MINI
Plant-In MINI

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Plant-in City goes Vertical


Dear All,  

We'd like to give you an update about the progress of Plant-in City.   We currently have an installation at Alternative Apparel Shop in Soho, and will be up until the end of this week Nov 2nd., and if you're around in NYC, come visit, 281 Lafayette St., and ask for a irrigation and fog demo! 

Vertical Garden
Vertical Garden


The installation explores integrating nature into the city and is sited at the Beautiful Alternative Apparel Shop in Soho that will offer an array of experiences from the street, sidewalk and in-store vantage points. The shop has a large storefront window that offers ample vertical real estate and takes cues of the urban fabric to explore a vertical park system that utilizes Plant-in City’s modular micro-ecosystem that integrates kokedama (plantballs) terrariums, lighting, drip irrigation, sound and technology units suspended within a confined vertical volume.  

The project dives into sustainable design practices and materials that utilizes locally sourced walnut from upstate New York, LED lighting technology, green finishing materials and other re-purposed components. All pieces are fabricated here in New York City. It’ll be a sensory, experience that activates, visual, sound and smell and touches on conversations that link to larger geo-political issues such as sustainable design and architecture.   

 Materials / Technology 

  • -sustainable lumber (sourced from upstate NY) -
  • -LED Light - LED Grow Lights (supplement natural daylight). The blue LED light, was a huge innovation hurdle for scientist and for their achievements, recently awarded the physics Nobel prize.  
  • -re-purposed mircro-computer fans (integrated into modular system) -copper pipe for irrigation -water pump 
  • -"Green" water-based polyurthane (Vermont Natural Coating) -
  • -Imbedded Arduino(like a programmable thermostat) will be utilized to turn on supplemental grow lights that activate during sundown for the long nights that dawn on us this Fall/Winter … Vegitation plants 
  • - kokedama (plant ball) airplants, succulents, ferns, moss, succulents. Features and Lifestyle Integration -Plant-in MINI (Terrarium I and II, Air Plant Terrarium) 
  • -Plant-in City Irrigation system - (water pump, drip irrigation, water filtration, mist cistern)
  • -Mist / Fog System -Modular Housing / Dock System for IPhone and Jambox (we'd like to play classical music for the plants)
Side Elevation - Landscapes
Side Elevation - Landscapes

Kick Starter BLOCK PARTY!

Hi Hello to all our friendly Kickstarter supporters,

We hope you’re all doing well. It’s been a while since we’ve updated you all, but we’re happy to say things have been humming along nicely. Exciting news… we’ve been invited to be part of the KickStarter Block Party this coming weekend! On Saturday May 3rd we’ll be joining an awesome bunch of creatives at Kickstarter’s HQ for a day of food, games, art, demos, tours, and musical performances. If you can make it along we’d be super happy to see you! Here’s the deets: 12 noon–6pm Saturday May 3, 2014 Kickstarter HQ 58 Kent St, Brooklyn NY Rain or shine! Follow this link for a full schedule and to check out the other cool cats we’ll be hanging with:

Also, for those of you waiting on your PDF and book, you’ll be pleased to know that it is in production as we speak. Hooray! 

 The Plant-In City team.

Streetfest: Ideas City at New Museum

Dear all, 

We'lll be exhibiting Plant-in City this coming Saturday at Idea City at the New Museum.  We will be featuring some new exciting developments and would love for you to stop by.

thank you for your continuing support,

Plant-in City Team


About IDEAS CITY IDEAS CITY explores the future of cities around the globe with the belief that arts and culture are essential to the vitality of urban centers, making them better places to live, work, and play. Founded by the New Museum in 2011, IDEAS CITY is a major collaborative initiative between hundreds of arts, education, and community organizations. This year’s theme is Untapped Capital, with participants focused on resources that are under-recognized or underutilized in our cities.

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Plant-in City at the Mark Miller Gallery

Dear backers,

We started off the holiday season with a bang! On November 14th we finally had the privilege of an opening event to the Plant-in City exhibition that you all helped us make at the Mark Miller Gallery in New York City.

Thanks to everyone who came out and saw the project that night, we had a great turnout and heard amazing feedback.The irrigation demos from the iPhone were in full effect and our plants were chirping all night long, filling the gallery with lush greenery.

Check out some beautiful pictures of the installation as it glows at night.

The exhibition is up through Dec 16th, so stop by if you haven't had the chance yet. If you selected the Building Block or Magnet reward during our Kickstarter campaign, you may also pick it up there. If you don't pick up your reward, we will send it directly to you.

Mark Miller Gallery
92 Orchard St. (between Delancey & Broome St.)
New York, NY 10002

Nov. 15th - Dec. 16th, 2012
Sunday -Friday: 12pm - 6pm

Thanks again,
Huy, Carlos and Jon

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