January 14, 2009

the house that joost built

I was so excited to see inside Joost Bakker's home in the recent Vogue Living Australia (Jan/Feb 09). Joost is a multi-talented Dutch floral designer and all-around interesting dude based in Melbourne, who puts into practice all kinds of environmental ideas. His house is ringed with terracotta pots, ready to be planted with edibles like strawberries and herbs, or succulents. The lights made from rusted chrysanthemum guide wire are one of my favorite touches (above). Joost's home is mainly constructed of straw bales and recycled concrete blocks. As he puts it, "my whole life has been about using the stuff that people throw away."

Tomorrow I'll post the article about his most recent project, 'The Greenhouse by Joost', a "self-sustaining, fully recyclable, pop-up event venue made entirely from detritus".

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