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Newspaper landscaping is a thing now apparently

By 20 June 2013 18

RFS sent us in these great shots that show that there is at least one use for print media left in Canberra:

While having a look at the Nishi Building down by the lake the other day I noticed somebody had discovered an excellent use for their old newspapers. Given this wall faces onto Parkes Way I assume it’s intended to reduce traffic noise? Still, regardless of the intended purpose, I think this is a rather effective look and will definitely consider building one of my own if any of my current neighbours moves and is replaced by noisier tenants.

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18 Responses to Newspaper landscaping is a thing now apparently
#1
Gungahlin Al12:01 pm, 20 Jun 13

Looks like an exellent use for new newspapers too. :)

#2
b212:24 pm, 20 Jun 13

It’s an artwork by Steven Siegel. More on him and his other work down at/on Nishi is here.

#3
p112:43 pm, 20 Jun 13

That is most excellent. I would very much like to give that a go. I wonder how long it would last?

#4
Innovation1:28 pm, 20 Jun 13

Very pretty but I wonder how long before it looks like this

#5
JessP4:22 pm, 20 Jun 13

Is it treated so it wont rot away ? Wont look quite so effective if it slowly collapses.

#6
Reprobate4:42 pm, 20 Jun 13

The voices in my head tell me to burn things.

#7
p14:47 pm, 20 Jun 13

Interesting fact – the “related content” list under this story includes WARNING: Johnboy is a reptoid. Appa…

Is that pile actually a reptoid nesting site?

#8
johnboy4:57 pm, 20 Jun 13

shhhh

#9
Ben_Dover5:21 pm, 20 Jun 13

b2 said :

It’s an artwork by Steven Siegel. More on him and his other work down at/on Nishi is here.

Oh god, please don’t tell me someone paid good money for this “art”?

#10
caf5:46 pm, 20 Jun 13

That’s not landscaping, it’s just what happens when you never pick up The Chronicle from your verge.

#11
tommy6:04 pm, 20 Jun 13

Looks like they need to stop the Canberra Chronicle being delivered….

#12
bundah6:07 pm, 20 Jun 13

OMG will no one think of the trees?

#13
artuoui9:04 pm, 20 Jun 13

Innovation said :

Very pretty but I wonder how long before it looks like this

I’d love to think it will turn into that, and not a pile of crappy half-eaten mouldy newspapers blowing around the place..

#14
GardeningGirl9:31 pm, 20 Jun 13

JessP said :

Is it treated so it wont rot away ? Wont look quite so effective if it slowly collapses.

Reprobate said :

The voices in my head tell me to burn things.

Between the rottability and the flammability it looks like another one of those ideas that’s big on feel-good greeniness but short on practicality and common sense. :-(

#15
Jethro10:23 pm, 20 Jun 13

b2 said :

It’s an artwork by Steven Siegel. More on him and his other work down at/on Nishi is here.

I liked it until I found out it was public art.

#16
IrishPete10:52 pm, 20 Jun 13

b2 said :

It’s an artwork by Steven Siegel. More on him and his other work down at/on Nishi is here.

The bad actor?

IP

#17
tuco8:28 am, 21 Jun 13

tommy said :

Looks like they need to stop the Canberra Chronicle being delivered….

There’s a Chronicle in a tree out the front of my house – about 4m up. I am growing quite fond of it as a piece of performance art.

#18
tim_c1:28 pm, 21 Jun 13

And to think that Brush Fences are no longer allowed in ACT because of the fire risk!

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