The prototype for our Fountain-to-Go portable solar powered fountain is now planted and running smoothly. Time for a picnic!
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My Wasteland Table is a bit of refreshing ruderal landscape for your patio or balcony. The table top is made of asphalt and steel rebars sourced from a local urban redevelopment area. The materials are cleaned up and seeds of local wild plants are planted in the cracks in the asphalt.
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The first modules of The Movable Bilberry Pad are now ready. We planted the Siberian larch container modules with wild bilberries, lingonberries, crowberries and some other forest floor plants such as mosses and calluna.
The competition entry by WSP Finland team, including Mieluisa, won the shared 1st prize in the Eco-efficient Restaurant Terrace ideas competition organized by Climate Street and the City of Helsinki. The aim of the competition was to find new eco-efficient ways to prolong the restaurant terrace season in the Nordic climate. Big congratulations to the other winners Urban Gardens Finland and Arkkitehtuuritoimisto IAH as well!
The Finnish Cultural Foundation has generously awarded a grant to our project The Nature Cots. With the grant we will build The Movable Bilberry Pad. Working together with Services for the Elderly in Kangasala, Finland, we will bring the Bilberry Pad to a service center for the elderly to enjoy and to engage with. A big Thank You for the Finnish Cultural Foundation!
We have started working on our Nature Cots project. The website is now live at NatureCots.fi! Nature Cots is an experimental project by Mieluisa. The aim is to bring intensive nature to the concrete jungle via small scale portable nature devices – Nature Cots.
This great biomimetic water harvesting installation is inspired by Namibian fog-basking beetles, Ethiopian basket-weaving traditions Warka trees. It is made of bamboo, bioplastic and fiber ropes and is easy to build with simple tools. For more information, visit the project’s web page warkawater.it