nb : sophie is going to the mountains to paint between xmas and new years but you can let her know if you are interested in visiting her north-side brisbane studio : seed.art.lab when she gets back ... or alternatively pay a visit to the online shop here. workshops are planned for 2014 along with an artist residency scheduled in the coming months. seasons greetings to all!
Swedish Garbage Bags Grow Instant Vertical Gardens
The most ingenious idea at an organic market over the weekend at Gothenburg's Gunnebo "castle" was in the Future Gardens exhibit - designer Topher Delaney used construction debris bags with poked holes for lettuce and other garden veggies to peek out of - a great way to build a garden up instead of out - and a lot less weeding! A low-tech version of vertical farming.
Big Bags a recycling standard
The orange and yellow Big Bags used in Gunnebo's gardens are familiar to any large town or city dweller in Sweden - these polypropelene bags (which are recyclable) fill the streets near construction sites yet are less intrusive and more easily picked up for transport of construction debris to recycling facilities than the trash containers used in other countries.