I couldn’t possibly let a super cool urban gardening gif like this go without a mention. The gif is of a new gardening concept by French designers Nicolas Barreau and Jules Charbonnet. The idea is sort of a cross between a vertical garden and a trebuchet, and I have to be honest, it makes me very nervous.
I’m one of those people that look up a lot while walking around the city, and I’m constantly surprised by the rickety-looking rigs used to hold air conditioners in place. All this thing would need to turn into a hurtling projectile is one weekend with no owners at home and a misdirected thunderstorm, hurricane, or tornado (hey, it happens! I experienced it first hand!). So while I applaud the effort, I’m going to go ahead and hope that these take a verrrrry long time to make it to New York. ~AR