The lawn on top of the Apple Store in Boston.
Are people allowed up there?
Facebook’s new engineering campus
Spotted at Outside Lands
(Source: comelycreatures, via verticaltheory)
It’s officially Spring, which means rooftop farms are blooming. Case in point: The Urban Canopy in Chicago. Windy City, enjoy!
Strip Appeal - A call to Reinvent the Strip Mall -
Vote Bumper Crop…a project I worked on years ago. Thanks for you time.
Section 2 of The Highline opened today
The very latest version of our site, complete with new name! Welcome to Urban.Ag! Have thought about making a mobile site, but it’s so clean I think it works great on the small screen. Your thoughts? We’re pretty much up and running, so check it out and give us your feedback, or buy some supplies for the coming spring planting!
Urban Agriculture’s real potential, visualized.
Floor Plan of Apple CEO Steve Job’s new mansion. Much like Apple’s industrial design aesthetic, this is gorgeous in its simplicity. Check the article for an aerial shot that shows how much of the property will not be used. Also note in the bottom left corner above—they will have a vegetable garden right outside the massive kitchen.
Ezra Klein, commenting on a Guardian piece on industrial agriculture:
Despite the dreams of many foodies, I can’t think of a major industry that went from small, decentralized production methods to large, scaled industrial production — and then back again. Are there any examples I’m missing? Maybe so. But for now, I think of the preference for farmers markets and small producers as being mainly important in sending certain signals about production methods and branding preferences to Big Ag than in actually creating some sort of viable alternative.
Many commenters point to beer and coffee, and clothing, and there are many others he overlooks: music, software, journalism, CGI, etc. He makes a valid point about the message small producers send to agricultural powers that be, but if most of those listed industries are any indication they will likely ignore that message. As Glenn Reynolds would say, someone should write a book on this phenomenon. Klein piece via @footree
Nice backyard veggie garden and chicken coop via a nice walk through the neighborhood
Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore (via gizmodo's awesome gallery of architecture utilizing nature), with over 100,000 sq. ft of park on top of three towers.