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Old Macintosh computers are given new life as beautiful terrariums

In his latest series, entitled Plant Your Mac!, artist Christophe Guinet turns old and abandoned Apple products into pots for plants.

The French artist mostly took Macintosh computers from the 1990s, including the iMac G3, the Powerbook, and the Macintosh Classic. He then integrated various exotic plant species in these gadgets, with some popping out of screens, and others growing within crevices.

The resulting contrast between Apple’s clean, minimalist design and the vivid, lush foliage is something to behold.

According to Guinet, also known as Monsieur Plant, the series hopes to make us disconnect from technology and bring back a little nature into our lives.

“I want to make people conscious that nature exists because we tend to forget it in the city. We’re manipulated by trend phenomenon that creates useless needs,” he told Garden Collage. “We’re continually inclined to consume. Ultimately, the more we consume, the more we destroy,” he said.

Previously, the artist created a skateboard deck and Batman’s suit using only plants.

Plant Your Mac! ☞ Imacplants Model. Imac G5 Year. 2004 Plant. Mimosa Pudica, Adiantum, Muehlenbeckia, Pteris, Phyllitis, polystichum, Nephrolepis, Fittonia, Dracaena, Platycerium, Calathea, Pilea #PlantYourMac #disconnect #ThinkNature #monsieurplant #plantyourmac #imacplant #imac #g5 #2004 #recycle #apple #mac #plants #nature #plants #disconnect #thinknature ?

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Plant Your Mac! ☞ Imacplants Model. Imac G5 Year. 2004 Plant. Mimosa Pudica, Adiantum, Muehlenbeckia, Pteris, Phyllitis, polystichum, Nephrolepis, Fittonia, Dracaena, Platycerium, Calathea, Pilea #PlantYourMac #disconnect #ThinkNature #monsieurplant #plantyourmac #imacplant #imac #g5 #2004 #recycle #apple #mac #plants #nature #plants #disconnect #thinknature ?

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Plant Your Mac! ☞ Imacplants Model. Imac G5 Year. 2004 Plant. Mimosa Pudica, Adiantum, Muehlenbeckia, Pteris, Phyllitis, polystichum, Nephrolepis, Fittonia, Dracaena, Platycerium, Calathea, Pilea #PlantYourMac #disconnect #ThinkNature #monsieurplant #plantyourmac #imacplant #imac #g5 #2004 #recycle #apple #mac #plants #nature #plants #disconnect #thinknature ?

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Plant Your Mac! ☞ Imacerium Model. Imac G4 Year. 2002 Plant. Platycerium #monsieurplant #photooftheday #instagood #instamood #me #inspiration #instacool #love #happy #plantyourmac #imacerium #imac #g4 #2002 #recycle #apple #mac #platycerium #nature #plants #disconnect #thinknature ?

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Plant Your Mac! ☞ Macpyrus Model. Power Mac G5 Year. 2003 Plant. Papyrus #monsieurplant #photooftheday #instagood #instamood #me #inspiration #instacool #love #happy #plantyourmac #macpyrus #powermac #g5 #2003 #recycle #apple #mac #papyrus #nature #plants #disconnect #thinknature ?

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Plant Your Mac! ☞ Macarnivor Model. Imac G3 Year. 1998 Plant. Sarracenia – Dionaea – Drosera – Pinguicula #monsieurplant #photooftheday #instagood #instamood #me #inspiration #instacool #love #happy #plantyourmac #macarnivor #imac #g3 #1998 #recycle #apple #mac #sarracenia #dionaea #drosera #pinguicula #plants #disconnect #thinknature ?

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Plant Your Mac! ☞ Macfire Model. Powerbook Year. 1991 Plant. Tillandsia #monsieurplant #photooftheday #instagood #instamood #me #inspiration #instacool #love #happy #plantyourmac #macfire #imac #1991 #powerbook #recycle #apple #mac #plants #nature #tillandsia #disconnect #thinknature ???

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Plant Your Mac! ☞ Macfire Model. Powerbook Year. 1991 Plant. Tillandsia #monsieurplant #plantyourmac #macfire #imac #1991 #powerbook #recycle #apple #mac #plants #nature #tillandsia #disconnect #thinknature ???

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Plant Your Mac! ☞ Macactus Model. Power Macintosh 6300 Year. 1996 Plant. Isolatocereus dumortieri #PlantYourMac #disconnect #ThinkNature #monsieurplant #photooftheday #instagood #instamood #me #inspiration #instacool #love #happy #plantyourmac #macactus #powerpc #1996 #recycle #apple #macintosh #mac #plants #nature #cactus #disconnect #thinknature ???

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Plant Your Mac! ☞ Macactus Model. Power Macintosh 6300 Year. 1996 Plant. Isolatocereus dumortieri #PlantYourMac #disconnect #ThinkNature #monsieurplant #photooftheday #instagood #instamood #me #inspiration #instacool #love #happy #plantyourmac #macactus #powerpc #1996 #recycle #apple #macintosh #mac #plants #nature #cactus #disconnect #thinknature ???

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Plant Your Mac! ☞ Macbonsaï Model. Macintosh Classic Year. 1990 Plant. Ulmus parvifolia / 16 years #PlantYourMac #disconnect #ThinkNature #monsieurplant #photooftheday #instagood #instamood #me #inspiration #instacool #love #happy #plantyourmac #macbonzaï #macintoch #classic #1990 #recycle #apple #macintosh #mac #plants #nature #disconnect #thinknature ???

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