design imitates fashion imitates art imitates life….
…IN THE END NATURE INSPIRES ALL…
Loving this camouflage look! Images from top to bottom: Interior design by Daun Curry of Modern Declaration, Dress from A-Lab Milano‘s S/S 2012 collection, Skin illustration by artist Emma Hackagainst a Florence Broadhurst wallpaper, and finally, the king of camouflage takes us all to school… a chameleon playing wallflower.
Green Walls brings nature into the urban space by using a new technique that makes it possible to grow plants without soil in a special modular system. Vertical gardens are a beautiful and fascinating break in the crowd of boring facades. A green spot in a sea of concrete and bricks.
The plants seem both thermal insulation and soundproofing. In addition it works also as “air fresheners” … And so it looks pretty wild out visually, and we should certainly spend Green walls in any of our future projects.
Green walls can be deployed in both indoor and outdoor walls, and can also be freestanding.
Here are some examples of facades with green walls. The first is from the Musée du quai Branly in Paris, the second is from the Athenaeum Hotel in London. Both are made by the botanist Patrick Blanc.
Giant doilies hang like over sized spiders webs …. Very beautiful and unique.See more at …..
Altro Studio ’s Lawn House is a small bio-compatible mobile house made of natural grass strips. The strips bend upward to leave a habitable space beneath the structure’s metal pipes and polycarbonate translucent paneling. A “tray” system on the envelope allows a thin layer of earth (3 cm) to sustain a rolled lawn system. The inclined planes of the side walls and roof provide water drainage and hold the lawn over the structure. The rolled lawn represents a good insulating material system and a way to integrate the project with the landscape. A door and window at the end of the house allowing natural ventilation to cool the space. PV panels in amorphous mono and or polycrystalline silicon panels are anchored to the structure. The small prototype is economical, bio degradable and can be easily assembled in any surrounding to provide some additional greenery.
Tokyo-based artist Koshi Kawachi recently demonstrated his “Manga Farming” technique — which uses old manga as a growing medium for vegetables — by cultivating a crop of radish sprouts in an installation at the Matsuzakaya department store in Nagoya.
Open to the public only one day a year, the Garden of Cosmic Speculation takes science and math as its inspiration. Quite simply, there isn’t another garden like it in the world.
The garden was set up by Charles Jencks, together with his late wife Maggie Keswick and is located at Portrack House near Dumfries. That’s in Scotland, by the way! It was set up in 1989 without the usual ideas people have when they create a garden. Horticultural displays very much take second place in this garden. Instead, it is designed with ideas in mind – and to provoke thought (or at least speculation) about the very nature of things.
put this on my list of things to do