ISSUE 22  |  Australia and Beyond

Minimalist Garden Products with a Mission

June 01, 2012 5:45 PM

BY Julie Carlson

We’ve been spending a lot of time in Australia this past week (at least in our minds), which makes us think about water conservation, which reminds of the best-looking rainwater collectors we’ve seen anywhere.

Founded by a group of architects and industrial designers, Philadelphia-based Shift Design focuses on “environmentally attuned products for the garden that are aesthetically modern and tailored to work as modular systems,” including planters, firepits, and window boxes; we especially like the company’s rainwater-collecting solutions, which are as stylish (and lifetime-lasting) as they are practical.

Above: A Fitzwater Raintank ($899) and Pennsgrove Planter ($799; both available at Shift Design.


Above: The Wylie Hose Reel is $59 at Shift.

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Above: The Pennsgrove Planter is $799.

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Above: Cedar Herb Garden; $89.


Above: The Fairmount Green Roof Tile; $149.

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Above: Edgley Window Box; $109.