Monday, December 14, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

Living Wall with Integrated Light

A Living Wall used in a Dinning area on top of a roof in Manhattan.
Here a light is running through the Living Wall adding another dimension to the Wall in the evening hours. Once again, a small outdoor space uses its wall for the greenery allowing for the whole space to be used for entertaining without sacrificing planting within the tight space.

Living Wall on Upper West Side

A backyard of a brownstone is a perfect place to add a Living Wall. Greenery can be added to the space so that less area for entertaining is taken up with plantings. A recirculating fountain and a contemporary arch out of an Eco-resin are added continuing the classical clean lines of the design.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Green Roof On the East Side-Instant Green

This is what the Green Roof looked like hours after it was installed using GLT pre-grown vegetated mats. Another Mingo makeover completed.

Mingo Design, LLC was hired to turn this small roof top area of a brownstone in to a Green Roof oasis. This is what the space looked like before the transformation.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Mingo Design LLC Gets in Dwell Again

The Zizmore West Side garden gets in Dwell again..............

PNC Living Wall in Pittsburg

Have you ever wondered how the soil doesn't come out of the holes on the Living Wall and fall all over the place?

It is because the plants are grown horizontally for a few months to allow for the roots to migrate and thus hold the soil in place when they go extremely vertical.

The latest Living Wall designed by Kari Elwell Katzander.
" PNC really allowed me be very creative with the design of this wall. Inspirations from Verner Panton,Joan Miro and Alexander Calder were taken and used through my design process. Painting with living plants is a challenge met with great respect for the plant material used to grow vertically." The Living Wall system used in this design is made by Green Living Technologies. It was installed by GLT and Philly Green Wall and Roof. The plants were planted and grown by Plant Connection. It is currently one of the largest soil based Living Walls in North America.

A Green Roof and Green Wall Together

A perfect combination for a city landscape where small spaces are the norm.

Living Wall in Tribecca Up

Looking good in Tribecca!

Living Wall in Tribecca Going Up

Getting ready to deliver the panels and hang them on the wall!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Philadelphia Go Green Expo is Here!

Go Green Expo
PA Convention Center
March 13th - 15th, 2009

Kari, a designer and consultant for Green Living Technologies has designed a show booth exhibiting how creative works of art can be couple with the more "traditional" living wall. Here, a 3-Form (eco resin, -a co-polyester recycled content product) and Ipe (a Brazilian hard wood also called Iron Wood) inset has been added to a wall of assorted perenials. The design has the 3-Form lit from above and below turning the wall into a nighttime, glowing work of art.

See Kari's Living Wall design for GLT on MSNBC

If you missed the Go Green Expo in LA and PA Stay tuned...

The Go Green Expo, the nation's premiere eco-friendly trade show is coming to New York City at the Hilton on April 17th - 19th, 2009.

Please come and visit the Green Living Technology booth and see more innovative Living Walls designed by Kari. See you there!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Go Green Expo, Jan 23rd-25th 2009

Mingo Design's Kari Elwell Katzander speaks about advantages of Living Walls at the Los Angeles Go Green Expo. The depicted wall is self contained and has an integrated watering system. A small living wall system such as this is a great solution for small gardening spaces. For those of you who want to grow your vegetables vertically, look out...this is a perfect solution!