Growing Jewelry

September 9, 2008


“Growing Jewelry is a redefinition of modern values. It is a clash of jewelry an gardening; couture and organism. The collection of this hand jewelry is designed for people in metropolitan cities and is an experiment in drawing nature toward man, as nature being the presupposition of life.”

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Muwi Lawn Mower

August 31, 2008


“The Muwi lawn mower takes grass cuttings and turns them into something fun. First, Muwi calculates the size of the lawn and automatically cuts the grass. As the grass cuttings accumulate inside the machine, Muwi constructs and compresses them into cylindrical blocks. The blocks can become balls for children to play with or be combined to make a chair or anything else you can think of. After the blocks are used, they can be left to return to nature.”
That’s very intelligent piece of drum…

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Amalia House

August 15, 2008


This look like a house drawn by a child with no idea of the law of natures… but take a closer look, you’ll notice a lot of thought has gone into it. To give tribute to the nature around her and maximize the interchange between inside and outside, the house is completely covered with artificial grass -with only the windows left out.

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Random pic of the week

July 28, 2008


Grass flip flops. Each shoe has over 5,000 blades of grass and, if regularly tended to and watered, can last for over four months.

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Factory Planter

May 19, 2008


Designed to be featured free-standing or stacked in the arrangement of your choice. The dramatic contrast between stark-white planter and lush, green grass creates a beautifully framed slice of nature, held within the boundaries of contemporary design.
Refreshing for the concrete jungle and also create a personal green boundary for yourself or your pet…

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OS House

May 9, 2008


The desire to interfere as little as possible with the visual topography of the landscape prompted to attach the house to the ground and find façade and roof solutions with a direct relationship to the surroundings. The idea of a “crouching building” guides the decisions concerning volume, position, occupation, exterior outfit and façade claddings.
Or maybe he’s too tired to design more than a square…

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Useful and alive at the same time, this little indoor garden will need all your care to stay functional but will also make use of your umbrella’s residual water…
Good when you have no time to walk your dog too…

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Sensory Lamp Mousepad

January 30, 2008


The lights of the lamp mimic natural day cycles, stimulating our sight. The smell of the grass within the lamp, along with the act of nurturing the plant allows the office to be less removed from activities and senses that have been proven to enhance creativity and productivity. By having a mouse pad attached, the sensory lamp stays close to you, allowing interaction. In a step towards the office of the future, the Sensory Lamp takes us back to nature.

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Kusa

November 27, 2007

Inspired by the imagery of wind blowing through a rice paddie, Hiromi Taki and Tomonori Ohata’s Kusa (Japanese for grass) hopes to bring that same same feel inside the home. Place it in the entry way and it will sway left and right when people pass by.

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F1 Lawn Mower Concept

November 12, 2007


The mower features a steering wheel with an LCD display, an F1-style front wing, full racing suspension, rear view mirrors and a spark plug with race helmet. It also comes in three styles —Schumacher/Ferrari red, white and John Player Lotus black-and-gold. Not real but nice… maybe it will inspire the grass cutters in Singapore

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