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Protect your Seedlings
Protect your Seedlings

Inventive and strongly practical use/reuse of a familiar and cheap mass-produced item.

Eye-level Pot Plant Rack
Eye-level Pot Plant Rack

Precarious yet thoughtful, this construction does not intrude into the narrow thoroughfare any further than the curb line.

Pot Plant Corner in Nakano
Pot Plant Corner in Nakano

Resembling a battleship plowing through the water, this garden takes over almost the entire street frontage of the building.

Potted plant in bicycle basket
Potted plant in bicycle basket

Did the bicycle owner leave the potted plant in the basket, or did a stranger deposit it there?

Giant hedge frames modern house in Nakano
Giant hedge frames modern house in Nakano

Sometimes just 2 hedges = beautiful garden

Apartment Entrance Garden + Grapes
Apartment Entrance Garden + Grapes

Grapes are a feature fruit in Tokyo, from the inner-city to the outer suburbs.

Summer Blackberries in Tokyo
Summer Blackberries in Tokyo

All the classic elements: use of public space in unexpected way, display of citizens’ care and skills, recycling of simple materials…..

Beautiful Magnolia in a Tight Spot
Beautiful Magnolia in a Tight Spot

Even the smallest horizontal space can support a substantial tree, with seasonal color and scent.