An abandoned freeway in Seoul is being turned into a beautiful skygarden

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Thursday 28 May 2015

Instead of knocking down an abandoned section of freeway in Seoul, design company MVRDV are turning it into a beautiful skygarden with 254 different species of trees, shrubs and flowers.

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Huge animals made of Lego bricks have been spotted across gardens in America

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Tuesday 17 March 2015

Lego fans may just want to make a trip to selected botanical gardens and zoos located in the USA, as New York artist Sean Kenney’s solo exhibition, Nature Connects, is touring, showcasing whimsical foxes, frogs, butterflies, and bees made entirely of Lego bricks.

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World’s largest sprawling vertical garden will blanket its dwellers with green

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Architecture on Saturday 14 June 2014

With a surface area of 2,289 square meters, the scarily huge vertical garden of the Tree House condominium in Singapore is certainly no shrinking violet. It’s so huge, it recently won the condo a Guinness World Record for having the world’s biggest vertical garden. Not that they’re useless at all: the cooling walls of green […]

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Octopus’s Garden: An innovative Australian florist just out of Sydney

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in Cool Travel on Monday 15 July 2013

Florist, Octopus’s Garden, opened just a few months back, showcasing hanging terrariums, plants in vintage pieces, and pineapple bouquets. Located in Long Jetty (about an hour and a half north of Sydney), the shop really struck a chord with us through their unique approach to plants: nothing is too weird, too wonderful or too stylish […]

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Hendrick’s Gin event in Sydney with the Lost At E Minor team

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By Alana Saphin in New Events on Tuesday 4 June 2013

The Lost At E Minor team love a good old G&T at the end of a busy week, so when Hendricks invited us out in Sydney to celebrate our beloved beverage of choice we jumped at the chance. Little did we know that we were off to a curious and unusual night to discover the […]

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A garden that can be used as a chair? See it to believe it

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By Alicia Thompson in New Design on Saturday 6 April 2013

Bridgman is a London-based luxury garden furniture supplier which came up with a great idea: why not build an actual piece of garden furniture? Literally. A garden that can be used as furniture sounds crazy, but they did it with this chair. It looks pretty good and can be used as a chair, although it’s […]

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Zoo animals shopping at the supermarket

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 15 January 2013

Following his Superhero Photography series which gave popular comic superheroes a proper place in history by inserting them in old wartime photos, Jakarta-based artist Agan Harahap is back with Garden Fresh, where zoo animals go to the supermarket environment and are ‘confronted by a new reality that is in conflict with their natural habits and habitats’. A pelican shops for fish, a bunny sniffs out green produce, and a tiger sticks its nose among frozen chicken meat, for instance. Reminds us of the human race actually.

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