Oophaga Vicentei x Oophaga Pumilio

A daring Swedish art student questioning race and identity by breeding a hybrid frog

As Stockholm’s art and design schools prepare to open their doors for annual graduation shows, there are already ripples of exciting suggesting that this year holds many delights for the viewer. Last year the city was outraged at the work of Konstfack student Anna Odell, whose video work documented her own fake suicide attempt. This year however, much of the buzz is as a result …

Magic Bean Word Sprout

The Magic Bean is a little sprouting plant that has a message. In this case it's "I Love You," but if you're willing to buy 5,000 or more you can have any message you want on the plant and any design on the can. For those in to the plant-in-a-can thing, there's also a line of Flower Cans. Fascinating. $10 at Compact Impact Related post: …

Outside-In

Another prototype from Promise Design, Phytoslim is a modular system for growing plants on walls. Its slim panels are made of coconut fibers and supported by a hidden plastic skeleton. The 2"-thick pieces supposedly attach to any surface, indoor or out, vertical or horizontal. Although we're absolutely smitten with the idea of a grass-covered interior wall, the sheer logistics leave doubts in our minds: Watering? …