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.
Arthurs Seat is on the Mornington Peninsula, about 75 kms south east of Melbourne. It is a good place to visit for a nature fix. ...
I don't mind English violets covering the soil, even though I wish they were native violets. I don't mind Euphorbia characis ...
I've been making the garden for 36 years. In a sense you could say the garden's also been making me for 36 years. It's...
A recent post was about my success in rehousing a possum couple. The nest stayed empty so it seemed that the possums had settled in their...
If there's one animal that's widely despised it's the rat. Yet some people are really fond of them and keep them as pets. The...
This is the photo of my garden in the current guide to Australia's open gardens. It was taken last October. The foreground f...
I've spotted a few different types of fungi growing in the garden. Yay! That shows biodiversity is increasing in the little ecosystem ...
The Australian government website Weed Identification and Information makes it easy to identify weeds. On this Most Unwanted list I found ...
Part of the point of planting indigenous plants in the garden is to attract native birds. I used to think it was good to attract as many ...
I have decided to make a list of the plants in my garden. For too long I haven’t really respected them as individuals, vaguely seeing them ...
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