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Fashion Industry Fights to Save New York Community Garden

Elizabeth Street Garden was the perfect backdrop for Stella McCartney’s Resort ’15 presentation.
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Elizabeth Street Garden – Little Italy’s Most Romantic Garden

By Eileen Townsend
Vogue
October 23, 2017

Excerpt:

On a warm fall afternoon, when the garden is open to the public, it’s not uncommon to find glamorously appointed Nolita-ites Instagramming themselves in the bushes. The garden’s romantically cluttered pastiche of sculpture and untamed greenery makes an ideal site for a windswept photo-op. The garden has recently hosted a slate of high-profile designers and magazines: Lela Rose used the garden to premiere her Fall 2018 bridal collection, while U.K.

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October 29, 2017   Comments Off on Fashion Industry Fights to Save New York Community Garden

Nexloop: Visibly Network Rainwater Into Closed-Loop Urban Food Production

Nexloop Video Pitch from Jacob Russo on Vimeo.

The process of using rainwater to grow food inside requires the integration of multiple functions and a symbiotic relationship between system components.

By Jacob Russo, Stephanie Newcomb, Alexa Nicolas, Anamarija Frankic, Dale Clifford
From Biomimicry Global Design Challenge
Food Systems 2016

Excerpt:

Nexloop is a hyper-local, biomimetic strategy to visibly network rainwater into closed-loop urban food production. Our mission is to increase hyper-local urban food production, decouple localized irrigation from the city grid, and increase visibility of food system processes. Nexloop retrofits multistory residential building facades to promote small-scale, personalized food production. The design functions at the scale of the window to harness rainwater and provide in situ irrigation for sustainable hydroponic food production in individual urban homes.

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October 29, 2017   Comments Off on Nexloop: Visibly Network Rainwater Into Closed-Loop Urban Food Production