Furnibloom

Furniture that brings the green market right to your kitchen table

Designed by landscape architect Dagný Bjarnadóttir, beautifully functional Furnibloom plexiglass furniture cleverly houses plants of all sorts—spices, vegetables or flowers—for easy cultivation and a unique set of tables and stools. Initially created in 2007, the hybrid furniture has maintained a low profile despite its timely design. Included in Iceland’s forward-thinking festival DesignMarch, Furnibloom finally takes the international stage at Shanghai’s 2010 World Expo as part …

Guerrilla Seed Bombs

The Molotov cocktails of gardening

Seed bombs—a simple mixture of clay, fertilizer and plant seeds—are a favored form of DIY “drop-and-go” weaponry among gardeners taking the greening of public spaces into their own hands. To aid the expansion of the guerrilla gardening movement in its persistent goal of transforming forgotten or abandoned urban landscapes into greener spaces, L.A.-based design firm Common Studio came up with pre-made seed bombs. As part …

MicroGiardini

A miniature indoor garden-in-a-can

Packed in a small tin can, MicroGiardini plants make an easy way to grow herbs, vegetables and flowers in any indoor environment. Each can includes a set of hearty seeds or bulbs packed within a growing compound. With a little water and light, it transforms into a flowering plant after just a month of care. Created by seventy-year-old Northern Italian floriculture company Arnoldi Europe, the …