HBL Book of the Week: My Green City

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

My Green City

My Green City: Back to nature with attitude and style, edited by R. Klanten, S. Ehmann and K. Bolhöfer (Gestalten, 2011) provides a guide to the contemporary designers, artists and architects who are working on bringing nature back into our cities - from guerrilla gardeners and urban farmers to food and product designers.

The Chicken Project by Kieren Jones

With DIY farming and urban gardening continuing to grow in popularity all over the world, now is a good time to remind yourself of the best examples of the practice - and familiarise yourself with the latest projects too.

HBL loves: The Chicken Project by Kieren Jones, which saw the artist utilise every single part of a chicken. Bones were turned into salt spoons and wishbones while skin was tanned and turned into a jacket with a feather downing.