• L'Oasis D'Aboukir Green Wall in Paris
  • Posted 14 months ago by Jack Lowe · Art & Design · 17950 Views
  • A five-storey block in Paris has become the latest building to have a vertical garden installed. Made with over 7,500 plants, the "green wall" is 25-meters high and was designed by living wall inventor Patrick Blanc. The plant installation is called L'Oasis D'Aboukir (the Oasis of Aboukir) and includes plants from 237 different species, planted in diagonal waves. Planted in the sprint, the plants cover a previously raw concrete facade and add a much-needed splash of life to the surrounding area. Speaking about the installation, Blanc said "I am very happy to contribute to the welfare and environmental consciousness of the inhabitants of a historic district in the heart of Paris." The piece coincides with Paris Design Week which runs from 9 to 15 September, 2013.

    • A pop of colour in the city is always nice
    • ivory Posted 14 months ago · 74 Reply
    • fits in nicely. Job well done...
    • michael Posted 14 months ago · 56 Reply
    • Nice
    • franco Posted 14 months ago · 76 Reply
  • Mini Jambox
  • 14 months ago · tech · 0 Comments · 2338 Views
  • Building upon the success of the original Jambox, Jawbone have introduced a miniature version of the wireless Bluetooth speaker. Aptly named the Mini Jambox, the speaker features two front facing drivers and a bass radiator sit inside a housing made from a single extruded piece of...
  • Video: Stussy Speak To Artist Kevin Lyons
  • 14 months ago · culture · 0 Comments · 5476 Views
  • Stussy have produced a short video in which they speak to New York-based designer and illustrator Kevin Lyons about the origins of his infamous Monster characters, his early influences, and his connection to hip hop. The video...
  • Red Bull Illume 2013 Winner Announced
  • 14 months ago · Art & Design · 3 Comments · 10517 Views
  • After the panel of judges sifted through the 28,257 photographs submitted this year, the overall winner of the 2013 Red Bull Illume photography competition has now been announced. More than 6,400 photographers from 124 countries submitted action and adventure sports photographs for...
  • Taschen - Hugh Hefner's Playboy
  • 14 months ago · culture · 1 Comment · 7844 Views
  • To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the magazine, Playboy have teamed up with publishers Taschen to release a six-volume anthology documenting the decadence, sophistication, and wit of the original men's magazine and its creator Hugh M. Hefner. The books highlight 25 years of the...
  • Trailer: All Is Bright
  • 14 months ago · film · 1 Comment · 6475 Views
  • After debuting at this year's Tribeca Film Festival (where it was called Almost Christmas), a new trailer has been released for director Phil Morrison's latest film All Is Bright starring Paul Rudd and Paul Giamatti. The film follows a depressed and lonely man called Dennis (played...
  • Video: Vans World Tour London Southbank Demo
  • 14 months ago · culture · 0 Comments · 8620 Views
  • In follow up to HUF's recent demo at London's South Bank, the Vans team have hit up the iconic English spot as part of their current World Tour. Geoff Rowley, Chris Pfanner, Dustin Dollin, Chima Ferguson, Daniel Lutheran, Johnny...
  • Shwood for Mercedes-Benz Capsule Collection
  • 14 months ago · style · 0 Comments · 9404 Views
  • Oregon-based eyewear brand Shwood - who have become well-known for their specialist wood frames - have teamed up with Mercedes-Benz to produce a limited edition series of sunglasses to commemorate the Mercedes-Benz-sponsored...
  • Gilbert and George's High Line Billboard
  • 14 months ago · Art & Design · 0 Comments · 4025 Views
  • The latest artists to be commissioned for the High Line Billboard in New York are eccentric English duo Gilbert & George, who have reproduced their 1984 piece "Waking" on a 25 x 75 ft scale. The original artwork is currently in Guggenheim Bilbao's collection and has a similar aesthetic...