Greenmeme.com is an edgy design company ..or rather a team of conceptual design innovators.
I love their Live within skin creation that they describe as follows:
'A modular vertical garden, water jet cut screens combine CAD
manufacturing techniques with plants.
These walls can be pro-actively
used to address issues of air quality, storm water runoff, thermal
insulation, and sound attenuation.
Live Within Skin can serve both
interior and exterior applications and may be adapted to most
environmental conditions through plant selection, integrated
irrigation, and lighting. We encourage the use of rainwater harvesting
and catchment systems or other techniques of water reuse when possible.'
Started in 2005,
Greenmeme is the continuing vision of artists Freya Bardell and Brian
Howe, where a collaborative group of artists, ecologists, architects,
scientists and builders come together to create sustainable, ecologically focused work
which varies in scale, materiality and context. Through these
experimental partnerships with experts in other relevant fields, our
strategies of representation are in a constant state of research and
design. From living walls to interactive installations, our work
provides a multi-layered experience of unique
urban and natural ecosystems, integrating living, playful sculptures
into informative environments