LIVING WALL WITH WATER
How to bring life to a large expanse of hard vertical surface in a new build property? David Harber’s creative solution was custom water features: to adorn the surface with an enticingliving wall — a dramatic vertical planting. And then to add water — either in the form of a water wall, not plain but undulating, petalled (see bottom illustration) or chequered to create arresting interesting water flows — or, in a new direction for the artist, in green shaded port holesset within the living wall.The port holes would be like “bubbles of shimmering water” according to the artist, suspended within the wall. Technically, the water windows would be held in place from behind by stainless steel structures.
Framed on Fifth | The Juicy Vertical Garden
When Kate McCollough recently saw one of landscape architect Patrick Blanc’s “vertical gardens” she immediately thought: Fifth Avenue. It seemed the perfect backdrop for all the tropical foliage and jungle critters popping up across our summer collection.
The labor intensive installation covers 1500 square feet and the rigging was nuts. McCollough tells us she used a rigid plastic net, attached moss to it, and then zip-tied about 800 pieces of foliage—palms, birds of paradise, purple orchids, ferns, grasses—wild!
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