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? …

Fat Fridge

The Little Fat Fridge is a fantastic and funky solution for refrigeration in temporary living spaces, small apartments and dormitories. The prototype, designed by Zev Perlmutter for Israel's Promise Design, is made from light, inexpensive materials– PVC and styrofoam- -and runs on an electric cooling system. The highly-portable appliance stands only five feet tall and features six slots for fridge-front photos.

Preferred Prints

After a year of holding out for the perfect wall coverings for my down-south bachelor pad, I've started to gain quite the reputation as a de facto minimalist. It's high time I clear my name with the these superb prints from Scott Hansen. Under the moniker ISO50 (after his choice of Fuji slide film), the Sacramento-based Hansen has been slinging his fine print designs and …