All posts tagged: urban

The balcony garden that was

As you might remember I tried to downscale my garden plants for this summer. And that was a good thing because I didn’t even manage to take good care of this decreased amount of plants! Been so busy, you know. Well, I managed to grow some beautiful tomatoes. But again I got really disappointed about Finnish summer weather which is just not warm enough for tomatoes. I mean getting them lots of. It’s too much work compared to the harvest I get. So maybe next year I’ll skip the tomatoes, too (I’m saying this now but when the sowing season starts I might think again). But black kale was awesome again! Most of the herbs died because of the lack of watering and love. Oops. And remember PlantLink? I tried that with my tomatoes and it worked great! Although life was hectic I managed to water the tomatoes properly with the help of PlantLink. Also, I’m so pround of my Chef who is totally hooked with plants too. He grew the most amazing chocolate habanero …

‘Lines for Life’ for Singapore

I guess everyone knows New York’s High Line nowadays. I love that project and I think world needs more projects like that. And so thought Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority, too. Redesigning an unused 24 km long rail corridor a Japanese firm Nikken Sekkei is creating an urban park and garden called ‘Lines for Life’ for the people living in Singapore. The construction is starting this year continuing to 2019. I also love the idea of so many masterminds co-operation in this project: there’s designers, architects, bio-engineers, engineers, plant and animal scientists. The park will consist of camping areas, bike lines, different gardens, playgrounds for kids and adults, anything an urban space should and could have. Again, a new spot for me to visit one day…   Kaikki varmaankin nykyään tietävät New Yorkin High linen. Rakastan koko sitä projektia ja mun mielestä maailma tarvitsee myös lisää sellaisia. Ja niin ehkä ajattelivat myös Singaporen kaupungin kunnostamisesta vastaavat viranomaiset. Japanilainen Nikken Sekkei -yritys suunnittelee uusiksi ja luo käyttämättömästä junaradasta 24 km pitkän urbaanin puutarhan ja puiston, ‘Lines of Life‘:n. Rakennustyö …