Without doubt, music has a profound effect on our body and mind. Music affects our moods dramatically and can have positive effects on mental health and well-being of both the musician and the listener. The same theory applies to plants and many scientific experiments have been done in the past to study the effect of different types of music on the plants. Inspired by the same notion, designer Yi-Chen Sung has conceptualized a planter that features a built-in speaker in the shape of a chronograph. The project aims to explore the impact of music on the growth of plants inside the pot. The speaker has been designed to look like a flower coming out from the planter.
Are you looking for a unique way to showcase your air plants? Enter the Hanging Air Plant Cradle by Michael McDowell, which allows the users to hang air plants beautifully on the walls, windows and outdoors. A perfect poise between sculpture and functionality, the air plant cradle has been handcrafted from unglazed, natural terracotta clay, which has been slow dried for high durability and strength. The hole in the center of the cradle holds the plant. Each hanging cradle comes with a hemp cord and a printed hangtag showing information about the cradle and the air plant care instructions. Air plants are being offered free with any pod or planter purchase. The beautiful Hanging Air Plant Cradle will cost you a mere $36 through Etsy.
The Plant Pot Study by Ryosuke Fukusada at Fukusada Design aims at bringing a Japanese household product to Italy with a new take. Born in 1979 in Osaka, Japan, Fukusada moved to Italy in 2007. The project shows how a planter pot that’s widely used in Japanese interior could be transformed to suit the domestic gardens in Italy. In Japan, a plant pot is usually put inside a bamboo basket for display at homes. This bamboo basket has a handle, so that you can move it around with ease. The designer brings the concept to Italy, where the bamboo is replaced with leather, which is synonymous with the Italian interiors.
For years, Swedish design house Nola has been creating award-winning designs for urban spaces and the Willow planter is no exception. Designed by Louise Hederström, the Willow multi-purpose planter has been exhibited at this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair 2012. The inspiration for the planter came from the Willow tree, which has a compact trunk and flexible long branches. There is an opening on the top and the containers for your plants come out like tree branches from the planter.