May 7, 2008

my hero


Patrick Blanc is my new architectural/horticultural hero. Cover the buildings with plants- ugly city problem solved.
Patric Blanc nytimes article & his site
They really remind me of 'The Secret Garden's' wall from the movie I watched obsessively as a kid. You almost feel like a little hand will pop out and beckon you to walk through the hanging greens.
Or maybe it's a peek into Alan Weisman's vision of 'The World Without Us.'
Here he is talking with Jon Stewart on the 'Daily Show.' (still haven't gotten that book... but I'm dying to!)