As we see more and more empty, abandoned street newspaper boxes, street artist Posterchild converted this one into a lovely planter with a simply-shaped plywood insert.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • myklia

    Fabulous urban gardening, I love it!!!

  • SKR

    That plywood isn’t going to last very long, unless it is marine grade.

  • Katya

    That’s beautiful and a little sad. It reminds me of “Nothing But Flowers” by The Talking Heads:
    Once there were parking lots
    Now it’s a peaceful oasis
    you got it, you got it
    This was a Pizza Hut
    Now it’s all covered with daisies
    you got it, you got it

  • mickey

    wow, I know where that crosswalk is, now I have to go check it out :)

  • samsstuff

    This is a great reuse of those ugly old boxes! Thanks for adding some beauty to the streets!