http://www.DeliriumMedia.com Promotional video for Nature Fresh Farms in Leamington, Ontario shot by Delirium Media. This video shows the entire process, from sanitization, to planting, picking, and packing. It also shows some of the advanced technologies used at Nature Fresh, as well as their high safety standards.
Although modern agriculture is no doubt leaps and bounds ahead of anything seen a few centuries ago, there’s still one tiny problem with it. Weather remains out of our control. With all of our high-tech farming toys, all it takes is a bad drought, a freak storm, or an outbreak of particularly resilient vermin to destroy an entire harvest.
It’s happened before in our long history, and modern farming equipment – while it’s done a great deal to mitigate the problem – hasn’t removed it entirely. Now, one Japanese plant physiologist claims he’s found a solution to the weather problem – and possibly world hunger, as well. He’s opened the world’s largest indoor farm.
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Inspired by his own landscape designs and a trip to his native Japan, Brooklyn-based artist and landscape designer Mineo Mizuno integrates ceramics and horticulture in Coexistence, an installation of living art forms.
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Oh how j’adore the verdant marriage of design and horticulture in French designer Benjamin Pawlica’s Deltaflore plantable concrete green wall tiles. (You may have noticed that I’m a little obsessed with indoor-outdoor concrete everything these days.)
Just think about the design possibilities for indoor and outdoor vertical gardens and living walls. My imagination gets fired up when I visualize these triangular modules configured into indoor-outdoor green walls and facades, small screens, even living paintings. And until the plants fill them up, the tiles even look pretty nice empty.
Designed for LCDA, Deltaflore’s organically-shaped modular system offers design applications as infinite as the user’s creativity.
Indoor-Outdoor Design Accessory
I’m thinking of Pawlica’s tiles as an indoor-outdoor design accessory equally at home in the garden as in the living room or commercial space.
If cared for properly, the plants will thrive and flow from Deltaflore’s openings, cultivating interesting plays of light and shadow to provide, in the designer’s words, “a poetic atmosphere.”
Inspired by the Windowfarms in her former office, Brooklyn designer Danielle Trofe attended an urban farming coference which set her in motion to design her own self-sustaining vertical garden system, Live Screen.
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polish studio exexe has completed a showroom for australian doors company centor in warsaw. the multi-functional space marks the first central/eastern european headquarters for the business, and possesses a minimalistic mindset meant to spur creativity while simultaneously presenting all centor has to offer.
the semi-narrow, rectangular interior is defined by three folded-wall objects created specifically for the space. their shapes sub-divide the overall expanse into smaller, consecutive areas; each of which is used for a different purpose.
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Photo by Norman McGrath from Rooftop Gardens: The Terraces, Conservatories, and Balconies of New York, Denise LeFrak Calicchio
The serenade of the city is hard to ignore, not to mention how it can affect our stress levels. With people bustling, smells wafting, and sounds buzzing, it can be hard to catch a breath of our own. Unwinding can start to feel like a sport.
Continue reading LandEscaping: Taking Refuge in the City on a Rooftop Garden Oasis