How awesome are the Hotham Street Ladies? Spectacular cakes, art projects, and so much more. And yes, they did all once live in a sharehouse in Hotham St Collingwood.
Anyway…I have been travelling past this amazing metal object for months now, wondering who had put it there and why it looked so much like a wheely bin. Today I finally stopped for a look. Finding out it involved the Ladies (and is intended to be a giant trellis) made me very happy…
The piece is entitled Green Bin, and was commissioned by the City of Yarra. The tiny plants around it are edible, and will hopfully start tangling and entwining very soon. A delicious (and green) reminder to get gardening, waste less food, and enjoy a more conscious lifestyle.
Thank you Hotham Street Ladies! It reminds me of so many things I love – scrolled metal lawn furniture, house numbers, flywire doors and fancy gates. If you’d like to visit Green Bin, find it on the corner of Hoddle Street, Turnbull Street and North Terrace, Clifton Hill.