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Monumental Plant Sculptures at the 2013 Mosaicultures Internationales de Montréal

Monumental Plant Sculptures at the 2013 Mosaicultures Internationales de Montréal plants gardening

Monumental Plant Sculptures at the 2013 Mosaicultures Internationales de Montréal plants gardening

Monumental Plant Sculptures at the 2013 Mosaicultures Internationales de Montréal plants gardening

Monumental Plant Sculptures at the 2013 Mosaicultures Internationales de Montréal plants gardening

Monumental Plant Sculptures at the 2013 Mosaicultures Internationales de Montréal plants gardening

Monumental Plant Sculptures at the 2013 Mosaicultures Internationales de Montréal plants gardening

Monumental Plant Sculptures at the 2013 Mosaicultures Internationales de Montréal plants gardening

Monumental Plant Sculptures at the 2013 Mosaicultures Internationales de Montréal plants gardening

Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal is an international mosaiculture competition held in Montréal, Canada. According to their website, mosaiculture “is a refined horticultural art that involves creating and mounting living artworks made primarily from plants with colourful foliage (generally annuals, and occasionally perennials).” The 2013 competition and exhibition opened June 22 and runs through September 29 at the Montréal Botanical Garden and features some 22,000 plant species and cultivars distributed throughout 10 exhibition greenhouses and 30 themed gardens.

You can see hundreds more photos over on Flickr, however all photos here are copyright Guy Boily courtesy MIM. If you liked this, also check out the Bloemencorso parade in Zundert, Netherlands.

Urban Vertical Garden Built From Hundreds of Recycled Soda Bottles

Urban Vertical Garden Built From Hundreds of Recycled Soda Bottles recycling gardening Brazil

Urban Vertical Garden Built From Hundreds of Recycled Soda Bottles recycling gardening Brazil

Urban Vertical Garden Built From Hundreds of Recycled Soda Bottles recycling gardening Brazil

Urban Vertical Garden Built From Hundreds of Recycled Soda Bottles recycling gardening Brazil

Urban Vertical Garden Built From Hundreds of Recycled Soda Bottles recycling gardening Brazil

Urban Vertical Garden Built From Hundreds of Recycled Soda Bottles recycling gardening Brazil

Urban Vertical Garden Built From Hundreds of Recycled Soda Bottles recycling gardening Brazil

Urban Vertical Garden Built From Hundreds of Recycled Soda Bottles recycling gardening Brazil

As part of an innovative partnership called Home Sweet Home (Lar Doce Lar) between multidisciplinary design firm Rosenbaum and TV producer Luciano Huck, the teams went through dozens of Brazilian homes doing dramatic makeovers of interior and exterior spaces. On their 48th home Rosenbaum designed a pretty amazing vertical garden that was suspended in a narrow walkway just outside the house. Reponse to the garden was so huge the firm quickly released design schematics (in Portugese) detailing how to build one. A huge thanks to the team at Rosenbaum for sharing these photos with Colossal!

The Camera Gardens of André Feliciano

The Camera Gardens of André Feliciano installation gardening cameras

The Camera Gardens of André Feliciano installation gardening cameras

The Camera Gardens of André Feliciano installation gardening cameras

The Camera Gardens of André Feliciano installation gardening cameras

The Camera Gardens of André Feliciano installation gardening cameras

The Camera Gardens of André Feliciano installation gardening cameras

The Camera Gardens of André Feliciano installation gardening cameras

I just stumbled onto these wonderful photographs by Brazilian artist André Feliciano who creates flower blooms out of colorful miniature cameras. (via design you trust)

A Suspended Glass Greenhouse Lamp

A Suspended Glass Greenhouse Lamp plants lighting gardening

A Suspended Glass Greenhouse Lamp plants lighting gardening

A Suspended Glass Greenhouse Lamp plants lighting gardening

A Suspended Glass Greenhouse Lamp plants lighting gardening

A Suspended Glass Greenhouse Lamp plants lighting gardening

Greenhouse by Czech designer Kristýna Pojerová is a suspended glass domed lamp with an inner gutter for growing herbs and other small plants in urban environments. A cylindrical opening in the base permits quick access by hand to the lamp’s interior, and allows additional light to exit below. The lamp is for sale at Art Light and retails for approximately $1,900. (via designboom)

CTA Rail Car Converted into Mobile Garden

CTA Rail Car Converted into Mobile Garden public transportation installation gardening Chicago

CTA Rail Car Converted into Mobile Garden public transportation installation gardening Chicago

CTA Rail Car Converted into Mobile Garden public transportation installation gardening Chicago

CTA Rail Car Converted into Mobile Garden public transportation installation gardening Chicago

CTA Rail Car Converted into Mobile Garden public transportation installation gardening Chicago

I first covered the Mobile Garden project here on Colossal back in October of last year. UIC Art and Design graduate Joe Baldwin continues to pursue funding for his open-air public transit garden, but meanwhile was given the opportunity to participate in this year’s Art on Track festival last weekend by turning the interior of an el car into a fantastic sod-covered, ivy-laden garden. This car circled Chicago’s elevated downtown loop for five hours with several additional cars decorated with numerous other art installations. Photos via noisvelvet. (via inhabitat)

Digging a Hole to the Other Side of the World

Digging a Hole to the Other Side of the World installation golf gardening
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Digging a Hole to the Other Side of the World installation golf gardening

Digging a Hole to the Other Side of the World installation golf gardening

Digging a Hole to the Other Side of the World installation golf gardening

Digging a Hole to the Other Side of the World installation golf gardening

Remember as a child, plopped down in a sandbox with a few trucks and a shovel, when you suddenly struck on the brilliant idea of digging straight down through the Earth, all the way to China? What would you find there? Berlin-based firm Topotek1 keeps that dream alive with their latest installation for the 2011 Xi’an International Horticultural Exposition. The Big Dig is a an enormous hole that simulates an audio connection with Sweden, Argentina, the United States and Germany. While standing at the edge “soundtracks of the life on the other side: cows from the pampas of Argentinas, commuters rushing among transit through New York City, the maritime life of Stockholm, and layers of history so audible among the streets of Berlin. These soundtracks pique the imagination of the visitors, transferring them away from China, away from the garden.” A glass barrier prevents exposition visitors from “becoming too curious” however it would be amazing to see the space with an unobstructed view and imagine sliding down the sloping green surface and finding yourself on the other end. Images by Geng Weng courtesy Topotek1. (via pruned)

Matchbox Gardens

Matchbox Gardens plants miniature home gardening home gardening

From Another Studio, makers of the pop-up postcard gardens comes MatchCarden, little teeny tiny gardens that sprout from a container the size of a traditional matchbox. Personally I won’t be satisfied until they release a postagestampcarden. (via core77)

Assembly New York Geometric Terrariums

Assembly New York Geometric Terrariums plants home gardening

Assembly New York Geometric Terrariums plants home gardening

One of a kind hand-welded metal and glass terrariums for succulents available via Assembly. (via svpply)

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