Artist duo Iris-a-Maz invite us all to their new video installation, Ultra Plants, opening tonight, May 11, in Hamburg. As fellow artistic investigators of urban plants who have contributed insights and images to Urban Plant Research in the past, Iris-a-Maz have now turned their attention to so-called weeds.
Posts Tagged ‘urban plants’
Dear readers, Holly Wolsey’s plant photos are so charming, I’m hoping they’ll make you forget all about the past week of no Urban Plant Research posts. (I’m sorry, it’s been busy hereabouts!) Holly’s a photographer in Colorado who I recently met, who actually doesn’t particularly focus on plants – she’s a professional portrait photographer as well as a wonderful documenter of daily life – but I just love her plant photos and her eye for the beauty of little plants and trees in the city. So I’m going to share a whole bunch of them today.
Did I mention that my favorite magazine, Balkon & Garten (Berlin’s urban garden magazine), has an absolutely fantastic issue on apples out right now? The magazine has a different theme for each bimonthly issue, collecting art and writing from its readers on the topic. September/October’s theme was “Apfel” (apple). Read on to see more…
Posted in Plants worldwide, Projects from others, tagged amsterdam, bangkok, cities, container garden, instagram, photographer, roots, sunflower, thailand, tree, urban plants, vine, wall on 25 September 2011 | 6 Comments »
Let’s travel to some cities other than Berlin and New York to marvel at their plant life. Our guides will be a couple of photographers from Instagram, a Twitter-esque network for sharing mobile phone snapshots. It’s a fun way to experience daily life in faraway cities, especially when you glimpse some greenery, as in the the lovely shot above, “Amsterdam morning,” by Ulla Välk (@bliksem). She’s based in Amsterdam but travels frequently, sharing sights from around Europe. Read on for more from Ulla…
A more flippant urban plant update today: I just discovered some great plant-art by my favorite knit-artist, Mochimochi Land aka Anna Hrachovec, who is based in Brooklyn but has also exhibited here in Berlin. This pieces is called “Tiny Tree and Small Shrubbery.” I love the photo, taken by Brandi Simons, and I thought, if I’ve posted on knitting FOR trees, why not post on knitting trees? You can check out Mochimochi Land’s website for more tiny knit things.
Posted in Plants elsewhere in NYC, Projects from others, tagged architecture, city, experimental, low line, manhattan, New York, park, raadstudio, subway, trolley, urban plants on 21 September 2011 | 4 Comments »
And now for something completely different… simply by proposing a new park, three New York entrepreneurs have made waves among Manhattanites, urban planners and architecture nerds. The reason: their want to put the park completely underground, in a defunct trolley station on the Lower East Side, which looks like this:
[Update] Apparently, angry pansies are running wild in smaller cities, too. On a weekend trip to visit relatives in a small city north of Berlin, we spotted these angry little guys growing on the sidewalk.