Quote: Jacques Dulieu

On the discovery of an unusual and disquieting botany… “It is from these very notions that its plants, mysteriously alienated from the events of growth and decay, which struggle for the dominion of the biosphere, appear to draw their vital juices, and thereby emerge perennially immune, outside the sphere of…

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Quote: Franco Russoli

“These organisms, whose physical being is sometimes flabby and sometimes porous, at other times osseous but fragile, breaking open to display huge colonies of seeds or bulbs which grow and ferment in the blind hope of some vital metamorphosis, that seem to struggle against a soft, but impenetrable skin –…

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Porta Park at EYEBEAM

On Saturday, October 18th from 12-6pm, Park(ing) Day Redux made its debut on 21st Street between 10th and 11th Avenue. Hosted in partnership with Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, Redux brought together some of the most inspired locations from Park(ing) Day NYC 2008. Installed together on a closed street, these…

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Porta Park at Park(ing) Day NYC 2008

Quicker than we thought, Porta Park became a real New York City public park for a day at Park(ing) Day NYC 2008 this past Friday, September 19.  We pulled into the city early, set up at 10th Avenue and West 22nd Street, and entertained many passersby who joined us on…

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Porta Park at Conflux Festival

The Porta Park debuted this past weekend at the 2008 Conflux Festival in Greenwich Village. We found a great parking spot for the first completed Porta Park unit right outside of the Center for Architecture where Conflux headquartered itself this year. The first Porta Park unit was a collaboration between…

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Artificial Grass Carpeting Goes Hip

FLOR has a new Astroturf alternative for hip homeowners called Green Acres. Highlights from the company’s product description include, “Grass on steroids,” “a modular lawn party,” “pleasantly scratchy like stiff lawn,” “summer fun in a box,” “the perfect antidote for city dwellers suffering from lawn deprivation,” This is maybe the…

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Jackson Martin at Greenbelt Art Gallery

The artist Jackson Martin currently has a show up at the Greenbelt Art Gallery (15 Crescent Rd. Greenbelt, MD 20770) through March 15, highlighting his recent wall mounted relief sculptures, photographs and a ‘plant installation’, as he calls it. Anyone who is anywhere around Washington D.C. should find the time…

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