Green Walls Rule

Green Walls Rule

Apparently, Green Walls are now officially called Living Walls and green roofs are living roofs. That’s one of the many things I learnt earlier this week when I attended a Living Wall Workshop conducted by the people of Tree Box, a specialist company based in London. The main difference in their system compared to others seems … Continue reading

Bijou Gardens make the Ideal Gift

Bijou Gardens make the Ideal Gift

Being on the smaller side myself, and currently living without a garden, this particular alternative gardening really appealed to me. Created by Megan Andersen, she has a step-by-step guide on how to create your own on Radmegan. By using slow growing succulents they can withstand indoor and outdoor temperatures and locations and look great when … Continue reading

Europa – A Green City for the Future

Europa – A Green City for the Future

Winners of international design competition, Manuelle Gautrand Architects have put forth an amazing vision for the future for France’s latest city which could turn Paris into a metropolis. The site for Europa lies north of Paris near Charles de Gaulle Airport and some 20+ kilometers from Versailles. Conceived as a destination in itself, with an … Continue reading

Smart Sand Art

Smart Sand Art

Following on from my post on Evewright’s wonderful beach art, Treehugger has put me in touch with another great environmental artist, Gunilla Klingberg and her work, Sense and Sustainability. She has a totally different approach by using recycled tyres formatted to fit onto a steel cylinder which is then fitted to the beach cleaning tractor, … Continue reading

What the Frack!

What the Frack!

We’re all well aware by now that the end of the world is nigh (well, maybe) and folks seem to be taking their places for the big showdown. Short-sighted governments and corporations would rather make a quick buck than seriously invest in alternative, sustainable energy solutions such as was  posited by Nikola Tesla a hundred … Continue reading

Moss Graffiti and more

Moss Graffiti and more

British artist, Anna Garforth is becoming well-known for her fantastic moss graffiti, which she diligently grows herself. Environmental Graffiti feature Anna and a host of other inspired outdoor artists from across the globe.  From scrolling moss poems on walls to The Moss Cross, designed and built for the Urban Physic Garden which highlights the importance … Continue reading

Naked Man Orchid

Naked Man Orchid

A truly arresting creature, the Naked man Orchid, or Orchis italica, originally blogged via Things You Wouldn’t Know if we didn’t Blog Intermittently. I am a lover of orchids and had never come across this amazing specimen found across the Mediterranean. It brings to mind corn dollies, voodoo dolls and all other manner of magical totems … Continue reading

Manhattan’s Low Line Gathers Momentum

Manhattan’s Low Line Gathers Momentum

New York’s Lower East Side may soon be home to The Low Line  – yes you guessed it and underground version of The highly successful High Line and a great way to utilise disused rail tracks. Sitting beneath Delancey Street & Essex Street subways there’s approximately 2 acres of abandoned trolley terminal that has not … Continue reading

London Olympics South Park

London Olympics South Park

As London’s Olympic summer draws to a close, it will be remembered as much for the  glorious Olympic Park which will get the royal seal of approval in being renamed the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and dubbed as ‘no ordinary park’ when it is officially re-opened in July 2013. This will provide a great legacy … Continue reading

Glow in the Dark Skateboard Park

Glow in the Dark Skateboard Park

As recently posted by Global Urban Art blog, Korean artist Koo Jeong-A in association with the Belgian firm L’Escaut Architecture have recently completed their project of an amazing Skateboard Park on an island in the middle of Lac de Vessiviere, a large reservoir in the Limousin region. The most spectacular aspect about this wonderful creation … Continue reading