Having a cup of tea is a poetic experience in the mobile café designed for trees by Byggstudio. After the first event held in May 2012, people can go on enjoying the tree-inspired menu in other Stockholm’s public gardens.
this totally looks like it could be a set on portlandia.
June 2012—several thousand people gathered in Brussels for a giant picnic to advocate/demand more public space and accessability for pedestrians and cyclists in their city. From the polis blog:
“The open space in front of the Stock Exchange, right in the heart of Brussels, is officially called a square (plein or place). In reality, people only have a sidewalk a bit wider than average to stroll beside a four-lane thoroughfare that bisects the city center north to south.
The “square” is usually unpleasant because of car exhaust and engine roars. Last Sunday at noon, however, residents — mostly families — invaded the public space with a picnic.
“We want to give the city back to the people,” said a young woman from her deckchair”
Construction Begins on Pedestrian-Friendly Redesign of Fisherman’s Wharf.
The project, designed with the help of Danish architect Jan Gehl, is expected to transform Jefferson into the kind of popular pedestrian-oriented streets that are found many in cities across the world, but are few and far between in San Francisco.