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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Solar-powered airtight Pond House can be heated with a hairdryer

March 28, 2016 by  
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Barn-inspired Markétka House in the Czech countryside will age beautifully over time

March 7, 2016 by  
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Beautiful Siberian larch clads the site-sensitive Villa Ljung in Sweden

January 4, 2016 by  
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Barefoot solar movement empowers, employs, and illuminates in Afghanistan

January 4, 2016 by  
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In Afghanistan, grid electricity reaches only 38 percent of the population, leaving many residents in the dark. Many communities are remotely located in mountainous regions, making it cost prohibitive to expand the grid to service residents in those areas. Increasingly, solar power is filling the gap as the ideal energy source, given its low cost and the abundance of sunlight in the arid region. One international aid organization, inspired by the barefoot movement of India, is working to empower locals and provide means of self-employment while generating much-needed electricity for rural Afghans. Read the rest of Barefoot solar movement empowers, employs, and illuminates in Afghanistan

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Beautiful timber home is striking in its rugged Scandinavian simplicity

December 24, 2014 by  
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