'Concept Leaf' by Vista Wallpapers
1. Vertical Garden by Patrick Blanc; 2. Julio Radesca de Carvalho from Design Academy Eindhoven; 3. Woolly Pocket; 4. Come Wind Come Rain
- The path to a better world isn't through pavers but via plants, says artist and Woolly Pocket founder Miguel Nelson. "I love architecture but I think if everyone was gardening instead of building, things would be better better. I think we were put on Earth to garden".
- Indoor air pollution is far more toxic than outdoor pollution. Designers are using plants to help purify the air by filtering air that has been contaminated by manufactured goods.
- Julio Radesca de Carvalho discovered that twelve house plants per person would be enough to filter the air indoors. A dozen of three very ordinary species – the areca palm, the sansevieria and the epipremnun aureum – can keep us alive even in a completely closed space.
- The Vertical Garden can be implemented outdoors or indoor in any climatic environment. The plants don't require soil to grow.
- It is possible for plants to grow on nearly soilless vertical surfaces as long as there is no permanent water shortage.