Green Walls and Living Sculpture Blend Art and Fashion

March 24, 2013

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Complex and intricate living art arrangements composed of thousands of plants climb the interior walls of of Isetan Shinjuku, one of Japan’s oldest department stores.

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For a recent unveiling of the store’s “Fashion Museum” botanical artist Makota Azuma’s The Read More…

Growing Up: A Guide to Great Gardens in Small Spaces

March 5, 2013

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Photo: travelnerd

Living in the middle of a bustling city doesn’t have to mean you can’t create a gorgeous garden space, no matter how tiny your outdoor area may be.

As long as you have a spot with a little … Read More…

Green Walled Facade Conceals Building’s Mechanicals

February 25, 2013

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Plants pop through small holes of the die-cast aluminum panels that punctuate the living facade of Green Cast, a mixed-use building in Odawara, Japan.

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Designed by architects Kengo Kuma & Associates, the building’s slightly slanted panels are formed over … Read More…

New York City Rooftop Garden Offers Views and Privacy

February 4, 2013

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Pulltab Design, whose indoor green wall I featured a few years ago, designed this beautiful urban garden for a client in New York City’s East Village, incorporating a novel custom water feature and space defining canvas privacy screens made by … Read More…

How to Grow an Energy-Saving Living Curtain

January 24, 2013

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Green curtains outside the Arakawa City Hall in Tokyo, Japan.Photo, Bloomberg.

Anticipating rising energy costs after Japan’s nuclear disaster, and inspired by the green curtains on the facades of many municipal and commercial buildings, many Tokyo residents have created DIY living curtains of Read More…

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