Grasslamp is a stylish desktop micro garden that grows tiny salad leaves, edible flowers, and miniature lawns.
Exercise your green fingers while you work with this sleek Grasslamp desk light, which doubles as a micro-garden for growing a tiny jungle of decorative and edible greens.
Is it a garden? Is it a lamp? Or is it an impressive feat of modern interior design? To be completely honest, we’re not sure what to call it. We’ll just play it safe and go for, let’s see, grass lamp? Wait…
Despite the outrageously blatant name, Grasslamp is actually a rather sophisticated desktop accessory. Without an ounce of soil in sight, this stylish glowing orb can turn your boring, lifeless desktop into a living, breathing sea of vibrant green grass, tasty micro-salad, or even wheatgrass for your cat to chomp down on.
All it takes to cultivate your bed of luscious plant life is a sprinkling of seeds and a touch of green-fingered TLC. To prepare your seeds, you have to soak them in water first. Then, all you need to do is pop them in the germinating tray, spritz them with water a couple of times a day, and watch them grow while you work away.
With a greenhouse lid for optimal circulation, and growth-enhancing LED lights, Grasslamp creates the perfect environment for your seeds to spring to life in just four or five days. When they’re fully grown, simply grab a pair of scissors and snip off your plants at the root. Or if you’ve grown some cat-friendly wheatgrass, just introduce Sir Fluffalot to his tasty, vitamin-rich crop and let the feast commence.
Aside from being a decorative source of light and life, Grasslamp claims to be a welcome therapeutic interlude to a busy day’s work at the office. It’s also made from durable fully-recyclable plastic, so it’s dent on the environment is small.
You can pre-order your own Grasslamp for $129 (£86) from its Kickstarter campaign. Shipping is set for June 2016.
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