This Furniture Has an Unexpected Feature

Take a look at these indoor/outdoor pieces of furniture. While they may look like normal chairs and a table made entirely out of molded concrete, each piece has a little something unexpected that’s pretty awesome. Do you see it? Here’s a hint: it’s green. I’m not just talking about the color green though, …

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Watch it Grow: Root Vue Farm

See what’s happening below the surface as you grow your own root vegetables with the Root Vue Farm. This self-watering planter comes with seed packets for carrots, radishes, and onions. Plant each in the included styrofoam growing unit, then watch what comes up both above and below ground. It’s like an …

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3D Printed Micro-Planter Chess Set

This might be one of the greatest uses of 3D printing we’ve seen yet. This Micro Planter is a 3D printed chess set with each piece being a tiny micro-planter. Now there’s two ways to kill a piece in this game- using traditional chess moves or just not watering it for a …

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Bloom Box Planter and iPhone Dock

It’s a power flower! The ceramic Bloom Box is both an iPhone dock (also fits Android devices) and a planter. Your smartphone sits on top and there’s an opening to thread your charging cable in. The hollow center of the dock helps to amplify your music, while the bottom has room for …

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Picture Books with Growing Plants Inside

Teach kids about nature without ever leaving the house with Green Story Plant Growing Books. Inside each of five different books is a pair of cutouts where kids can plant some basic plants right in the book. Now books really come alive. I guess you can’t close the books once you plant …

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Terrarium Desk

Add a little life to your desk with a Terrarium Desk. This DIY project by Daniel Zeller features a full range of plants and some LED lights under a sheet of glass. The drawer slides out so he can water the plants and do some mini desktop gardening. Based on my personal …

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Picture Frame Planter

This is actually a pretty incredible idea- frame your growing plants on the wall. The Picture Frame Planter, designed by Chiaki Murata has a small planter on the bottom section of this frame to plant seeds and grow plants. The plants sprout into the frame as if they are a living work …

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Balcony BBQ Mounts on Railings

This is an apartment dweller’s dream! The Balcony BBQ looks and mounts to your railing just like a standard planting box. But that’s not plants in there, it’s something much tastier- meat! It’s a real charcoal grill. Sure you could grill up vegetables on it too, but what’s the point in that? …

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