Mieluisa’s Bilberry Pads are an accessible way to bring the forest to the city

October 4, 2017 by  
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These modular planters bring a taste of the forest to the city. Finnish design collective Mieluisa designed the Bilberry Pad as a way for people without access to nature to grow bilberries, lingonberries, crowberries, different ferns, mosses, bunch grass and spruce wherever they are. They are meant to replicate the experience of a real forest, with birds, ants and long-legged spiders bustling around the plants— like they do in nature. Fresh heath forest floor is transplanted into these movable planter modules that are easy to move and to combine. They are also designed to be accessible, so people can pick berries while sitting or even lying in bed. Related: The Ienami Bonkei Planter is a Green-Roofed Cityscape for Your Desk Ease of access was the motive behind the first version of The Bilberry Pad in Kangasala, Finland , where Mieluisa organized a berry-picking event for residents of the Maijala Service Center. The project was financed by Kone Foundation and The Finnish Cultural Foundation, with support by Messupuu and Piiraisen Viherpalvelu who provided the Siberian larch for the containers and the bilberry heath transplant. + Mieluisa

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3D-Printed Aqueduct Planters Have a Built-in Trickle-Down Irrigation System

April 30, 2013 by  
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Aqueduct is a new 3D printed mini planter system that can be set up in an amazing array of configurations. The modular system utilizes the connections between each planter as a method of transferring water from the top planter to the lower planters. You can currently purchase a 10-pack planter system from Shapeways for $75 . + Aqueduct Mini Planters The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printed planter , 3d printer , aqueduct planter , Botanical , container gardening , Gardening , green design , indoor gardening , modular planter , sustainable design        

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Movable Modular Planters and Green Walls by Maximize Design

July 30, 2010 by  
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If you’re looking for a way to transform your garden or terrace without dealing with messy and expensive construction, you might want to check out these modular planters and green walls from MAXIMIZE Design . The movable components sit on recessed wheels and can slide over any hard surface with ease. The pots are made from recycled plastics and the walls feature felt pockets and have irrigation included

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