Busy busy busy, that is all I have to say. I hope you enjoyed the bus shelter entry from last month. Here I am again with some fascinating design solutions.
Our problem: Ralf’s metal shop which had strong smells from chemicals and metal.
Our solution: a living wall
- The main goal was to upcycle materials that could be used in the making of a living wall, so we took a trip to Urban Ore in search of our living wall’s home. There we fell in love with this Italian vintage wine shelf and gave it a revamp by sanding it for days.
- After researching and learning on hydroponics and plant’s life spam. We decided to keep it simple by choosing easy to maintain plants such as ivy, spider and pothos.
- Our next step was to choose containers for our plants. We decided to collect wine and juice bottles as well as mason jars. Once we had a good amount of containers, we went to Public Glass in San Francisco and cut them diagonally in order to give a home to our plants.
- The amazing people at Public Glass helped us cutting the bottles with a powerful diamond saw. They also sanded and perfected them for us. All for only $25 an hour. It took us an hour to cut and sand twelve containers.
- Once we had replanted our chosen plants and had determined how long the containers were, we went ahead, cut and re-welded the wine racks that way our containers could fit safe and snugly.
- Finally, we screw the racks in and placed our beautifully cut containers with our easy to maintain plants. The outcome, a beautiful zero waste living wall for Ralf’s metal shop. Something that anyone can make to better off the environment of any closed space.