Melbourne, Australia’s Mr Kitly is a store (and architecture studio and gallery) best known as a light-filled haven for all things related to Japan, good design and oddly enough, plants. For five years now the owners have been purveyors of anything and everything they find beautiful, from copper peppermills to ceramics, books, luxurious bath towels and most everything else one might need at home, at the office or in the garden. Now, Mr Kitly has teamed up with Décor for a lightweight, self-watering planter that is as functional as it is attractive.
The super-minimal pots—designed by Décor’s award-winning Richard Carlson, whose BYO Wine Bottle Carrier is on permanent display at MoMA—are made in Melbourne, from BPA-free plastic and come in four colorways. They’re subtle, but provide just enough pop to make any interior look a little more festive. The self-watering works in an entirely simple way: just water the plant from above for a few days, and from then on periodically top up the water in the bottom tray section of the planter to keep plants hydrated and happy.
The 250mm pot ($18 AUD) comes in pale green and yellow, while the 375mm ($35 AUD) pot is available in white or black. All Mr Kitly + Décor pots are available for purchase online.
Images courtesy of Mr Kitly