Plants are smarter then we thought. According to recent research, plants can calculate exactly how much food theY will need each night to make it through the long, dark hours. Not only can they plan ahead thanks to their internal clocks, but apparently plants can adapt their math equation to changing external forces such as […]
These surreal images are microscopic photographs of various plants, taken by Dr. Fernan Federici. Federici is a renowned molecular geneticist and award-winning microscopist who takes amazing photographs of plants at the cellular level. These vibrant and detailed photographs show just how intricate and beautiful nature really is.
As it turns out, not all parasites are bad. Recent research has revealed that a fungi called mycorrhizae found on plant roots actually functions as a connecting point between different plants. Plants that take advantage of this strange telephone system are able to warn other plants the apheds attack one of the group members. It looks […]
Think of lighting indoors, and bulbs naturally come to mind. Now a three-man team from San Francisco are turning these bulbs on their heads and turning to plants as light solutions in their place. That’s right, we’re talking about real plants that glow. It’s good news for those with green fingers. Using synthetic biology techniques, […]
These terrariums are the ultimate dorm or office pets. Mossariums by Lilliput Tales are tiny little scenes that live in a jar. Just water them every now and then and they’ll thrive! Choose between different miniature characters to live in your jar.
Did you ever think that you could make prints using flowers and grass? Well, think again. In one of the earliest forms of photography, positive prints were made on paper using flower and leaf juices. Check the Alternative Photography website out for other unique forms of photography and even instructions on how to make Anthotypes, […]
From Kawamura Ganjavian, the same studio that brought you the Ostrich Pillow, the Parramyd is a modular structure with pyramidal parts to keep crawling plants in check as they grow indoors. It’s great for ensuring your plants won’t stagger across your walls and floors and try to trip you over.
Looking for a nature and art all-in-one to fit within your space-shy studio apartment? Look no further: London artist Marcus Oakley has screen-printed these adorable mini sky planters that hang from your ceiling.
Smokers have always gotten a bad rap for contributing to the polluted state of the world. Now French collective Mademoiselle Jean-Claude have emerged with a new invention in the defense of our smoker friends: an eco-friendly ashtray that doubles up as a potted plant pot. Basically you can dispose of your cig butts here, and leave it to the device to filter out ashes from the cig butts as fertilizer for the resident plant. So it now seems smokers get to smoke and benefit their plant friends in a symbiotic way with this special ashtray. No reason to quit smoking, then.
When you live in a one-bedroom apartment, like me, there are only so many plants you can own. I’ve already got multiple foliage in every room. Heck, I’ve even got a giant palm tree decal splayed across an entire wall. With plants on the floor, shelves, benches and balcony, I thought I’d reached my quota. That was until I came across these cool hanging plants by Mister Moss.
I first came across these very unique seeds in the shape of heads on Kelsey’s Etsy shop. The seed faces are created using recycled paper pulp that is shaped with a doll face mold and filled with organic heirloom seeds. The faces vary in skin tone, age and gender. Very quirky and cool way to grow your own organic clover, dill, radish, arugula, red or green cabbage, broccoli, or kale. Almost too cool to plant.
I have always been a fan of hedge sculpting, a practice performed by gardeners whereby many hours of training and cutting are invested to create something usually beautiful and unique. Having spotted this in my locale, I began to wonder why one would blatantly give passers by the good old one fingered salute? I am not […]