As you can see, I've clearly perfected seeding with the earth way in a heavy clay soil. Either way, still amazing germination!
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Designing a better future
Hjort co-founded Space10 in 2015, after Ikea CEO Torbjörn Lööf told her he wanted to design a better future.
Now her team (of over 20 permanent staff) realizes a wide-ranging smorgasbord of ideas, which are fully funded by Ikea.
Many projects have sustainability at their core, but also ensure that technology is for everyone – rather than a few big players turning us into “screen-addicted zombies”. These have been showcased in popups in global cities like Shanghai, London, New York, and Barcelona. “There’s too much focus right now on the business potential of digital tools rather than how we could make the world better,” says Hjort. Incredible green projects
One of Hjort’s favorite projects is the Growroom, a round wooden orb designed for urban growing.
Anyone can construct the open sourced pop-up garden at home, and today it’s been downloaded more than 20,000 times. “It showed the power of playful research, because it’s not really an answer to a problem ��� it’s the start of a discussion and debate,” Hjort says of the Growroom.
Another green project called Sprout brings cutting-edge technology into the mix. This encourages you to talk with your vegetables. “You can have a dialogue with your plants, and they can tell you exactly what you need whether it’s changing the pH value, nutrition or light,” Hjort explains.
Projects like Sprout could transform both farming and the way we educate children about food, the CEO hopes.
Sweden’s Ikea made its name in low-cost flat-pack furniture – hardly a shining example of sustainability.
Now though, the global giant (which makes €35bn in revenue each year) is pushing a pioneering new green vision through its Copenhagen-based innovation lab Space10. Perhaps controversially, the studio’s Director Carla Cammilla Hjort describes the slick Silicon Valley vision of the future as “disconnected” — a tech-first world that often overlooks our base human needs. “I’m a little worried we’re all going to live in this Elon Musk-Tesla world,” she tells Forbes. “If we design everything in glass and plastic, it will affect our emotional state of being.” Instead, at Space10, the serial entrepreneur is exploring alternatives to the American dream – with Ikea backing projects around social co-living, sustainable food, human-first interfaces, and new-age making. CONTINUES TO NEXT POST
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My favorite #pothos
.... love the chartreuse 🌱
proves that microgreens aren’t only for salad 👀
When pasta night is elevated with fresh grown microgreens. @chateau_k
did it again!
Located at the corner of Chestnut and 33rd Street in Philadelphia the Papdakis Integrated Sciences Building is home to Drexel University's Biosciences Department and provides a landmark building for the university. The building's five-story atrium contains a 1460 square foot living wall biofilter (The largest on a US campus) and a 4-story elliptical stairway. The 1500 plant wall is integrated into the building's air handling system achieving improved air quality and a reduction in energy consumption. The Living Wall is connected to the buildings HVAC system which draws "dirty air" through the wall and then returns the clean air back to occupied spaces. It is also designed as an integrated component of the teaching program, with Faculty and staff using airports inserted in the wall to sample and analyze the air quality.
was in full St. Patrick’s Day spirit this weekend!
Variety is the spice of life, after all. 🌱
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Hello Spring 🌸🌸 We’ve been waiting for you. .
In the words of the late, local legend, Robin Williams, “Spring is nature’s way of saying let’s party!”
May your days be joyful and your garden grow.