Jam, Cake, Smoothies, Snacking
Japanese version of text for Italian Collabora LIMNO
Adding life, scent and song to suburban Tokyo.
Weary commuters mold the organic infrastructure of their neighbourhoods.
This well tended local neighbourhood park garden is actually a quiet memorial to a deceased spouse.
Creative double use of an often neglected space.
Delicious City-Infused Bread
Definition and practical value.
The honesty and community of Tokyo’s walkable suburbs.
Plants can play many roles in neighbourhood life.
File under aggressive use of plants.
Relaxed, honesty-box style informal florist makes a delightful addition to an afternoon stroll.
A ramshackle arrangement.
A bit of greenification helps keep this inner-city commerce spot free of parked bicycles.
Trees support a bamboo pole based washing line construction in Tokyo’s Tachikawa suburbs.
Car port hanging garden constructed from modified hangers
Whether intentional or not, the impressive scale of this garden creates a natural security system…..
Other uses for plants: Helmet drying and storage.
This example made me realize that I’ve been overlooking a whole species of non-plant-related informal city gardens that still display care for, and attachment to, place.
There seems something almost poetic about the juxtaposition of office worker, flower and soil.
A very practical and compact construction.
Multifunctional pot plant set up.
Despite living but a few kilometres from Shibuya, in the mornings, with nothing but the sound of birds and the wind in the trees, you can imagine that you’re far from the city, somewhere out in the English countryside.
Trees support a laundry pole construction in Tokyo’s Tachikawa suburbs.
The tree closest to the road becomes the default dumping ground for rubbish from the rest of the site.
Tree in use as a storage system for outdoor cleaning implements.
The flowers vary in color, and the students track the progress in notebooks. Looks like fun.
Laying the foundations for a summer green wall.
Space-saving green storage system.