• BloomNation, A Marketplace For Local Florists, Raises $5.6 Million Series A

    BloomNation, A Marketplace For Local Florists, Raises $5.6 Million Series A

    BloomNation, a Santa Monica-based startup offering florists and floral designers a platform for running their business online, as well as a marketplace that connects florists and consumers, has now closed on $5.55 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Ronny Conway of A Capital Partners (previously of Andreessen Horowitz) and saw participation from BloomNation’s seed… Read More

  • BloomNation, A Platform For Local Florists, Raises $1.65M From Andreessen Horowitz & Others

    BloomNation, A Platform For Local Florists, Raises $1.65M From Andreessen Horowitz & Others

    BloomNation, a startup building a marketplace for florists and floral designers, has closed on $1.65 million in seed funding, the company is announcing today. The round was led by Chris Dixon at Andreessen Horowitz, and includes participation from Spark Capital, Chicago Ventures, and CrunchFund.* This is the first outside investment for BloomNation, which had previously been bootstrapped… Read More

  • Electronic Flowerpot Takes The Guesswork Out Of Gardening

    Electronic Flowerpot Takes The Guesswork Out Of Gardening

    Even though plants need only a few things to grow – water, air, light and minerals – maintaining the right proportions can make gardening feel like a high-maintenance hobby. Estonian company Click & Grow creates soilless, electronic flowerpots that do the work for you, providing the correct water and nutrient balance for indoor plants. For some, this may seem like a… Read More

  • Ceramic seed grenade calls chia pet a wuss

    My wife loves to grow flowers. It’s difficult here in Nevada, and I’m usually a little less then supportive of her projects (I get really tired of trays of plants strewn throughout the house in the early spring). Here however, is a seed distribution device I can get behind. Read More

  • What a beautiful vase for–HOLY CRAP IT’S A ROUTER!

    You got me, Saudi Telecom. I could have sworn that this was your average, run-of-the-mill flower vase with standard alien symbols and corporate logo adorning the front. But lo and behold, it’s a wireless router! And a vase! Seriously, though, it looks nice and it’s about time we moved into designer routers and routers with custom photo etchings and routers you can wear on a… Read More

  • Asus stops to smell the roses

    I’m totally confused by this, but maybe the Stumptown coffee I’m slurping down hasn’t quite kicked in yet. Asus announced a new line of laptops dubbed the F6 and apparently they’re scented. That’s right, folks, these new notebooks not only come adorned with flower prints, but also smell like their visual counterparts. Weird. You can pick from four designs and… Read More

  • LED Roses Make Dorky Moms Smile

    This coming Sunday, two important things are happening: Mother’s Day and my birthday. Now I’ll leave it up to you to determine which will be more fun, but you can’t ignore the woman who cast you into this world. So pick her up some roses, or even better, LED roses, for the big day. This set of four contains light up roses that glow in various colors (red, blue, light blue… Read More

  • Solar Flower: Double the Hippie Feel-Good Junk

    Here we are in 2007, a new year full of promise and heartfelt bliss, and I find this. It’s a Solar Night Flower. Sunlight charges it during the day, and the Solar Night Flower’s (SNF for short) fiber optic veins light up at night, giving the effect of a pretty daisy being electrocuted for the murder of another flower (it was a pansy). At least it’s not USB… Read More

  • Keep Death from Beheaded Pretty Flowers via USB

    If you can forgive the noir color scheme, you might enjoy this USB flower vase from some design house in Europe. What could a flower vase possibly do via USB? Tell you that your pansy is low on water, that’s what. When your slowly dying bud (ha! ha!) needs more liquid love, a message pops up on your computer monitor to alert you to the task. Even with this technilgical help, however, I… Read More