Bless, based in Berlin, does design so original it can shock people and loosen restricting preconceptions about what goes with what.
The installation called Windowgarden challenges ideas about inside and outside.
Windowgarden consists of a Perspex system that protrudes into a building. This enables everyone, even apartment dwellers with no balcony, to have a garden.
It's not just about blurring the boundary between indoors and outdoors. It's about bringing the outside in - letting plants and animals into what is generally considered a sacrosant space for humans - the exceptions being well behaved pets and pot plants.
Recently a series of Windowgardens were set up at Craft Victoria.
Windows were removed and replaced with mesh that would let the air in.
about this blog
This blog tracks the ongoing changes of my garden, and the wildlife I try to attract to it. It's a nature blog. It contains my thoughts and musings about anything and everything to do with nature - gardening, book reviews, philosophy, travel, science, history, art, design, politics. Catmint is my signature plant because it has all the qualities I value in a plant: resilience, beauty and the capacity to spread prolifically . Unfortunately it's not indigenous. If I was starting again I'd probably choose an indigenous plant.
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SOME OF MY FAVOURITE BLOGS
- Atlas of Living Australia
- Australian Marine Conservation Society
- Australian Plants Society Victoria
- Avaaz - The World in Action
- BirdLife Australia
- Bush Heritage Australia
- Eco Voice: Voice of the earth
- Encyclopedia of Life
- Field Naturalists Club of Victoria
- Indigenous Flora and Fauna Association
- Landshare Australia
- Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
- Seedsavers: Preserving the genetic basis of tomorrow's food
- Stop Factory Farming of our Pets
- Sustainable Gardening Australia
- The Nature Conservancy Australia