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  • May 12, 2016
    China recently banned the erotic consumption of bananas on the country's live-streaming video sites in an attempt to eradicate "inappropriate and erotic" content that "harms social morality." Wow. If banana-licking is really your concern, I hope you've already gotten rid of l... / Continue →
  • April 19, 2016
    This is GROWTH, an origami pot created by London-based design firm Studio Ayaskan. The pot can be expanded as your plant grows so you don't have to repot. How convenient. You do have to add more soil though. Unfortunately, GROWTH pots aren't currently for sale, sorry to bur... / Continue →
  • March 18, 2016
    This is the Bios Urn and Incube, a biodegradable urn and app-controlled plant incubator you can use to grow a tree from the ashes of a deceased loved one. Or hated one, you don't have to have liked them to grow a tree out of them, you just need their ashes. Alternatively, use... / Continue →
  • March 14, 2016
    Two lamp posts in a row! It's going to be that kind of day. These are the Mygdal Plantlights designed by Studio We Love Eames. They were created to bring some of the outdoors into windowless rooms. Alternatively, move out of the basement. You can borrow my truck. It doesn... / Continue →
  • November 18, 2015
    This is the "La Tour des Cedres" (The Tower of Cedars) to be built in Lausanne, Switzerland. In addition to its human residents, the 384-foot tall (117m) apartment complex will house over 100 trees, 6,000 shrubs and 18,000 plants. My apartment building? It houses over 60 wit... / Continue →
  • July 23, 2015
    This is a video of a rice paddy in Japan that was grown with a Star Wars theme by planting four different kinds of rice to display 'STAR WARS' and pictures of R2-D2, C-3PO and BB-8. I cannot even imagine the planning that went into this because one time I tried planting a stra... / Continue →
  • July 22, 2015
    These are a bunch of shots of Leaf Sheep (Costasiella kuroshimae), a species of sea slug that looks like a cartoon sheep and is capable of photosynthesizing algae inside its little penis shaped dingle thingies (I'm a biologist). What's fascinating about the tiny 'leaf sheep,... / Continue →
  • April 21, 2015
    These are the ceramic octopus (plus squid and jellyfish) planters made and sold by Cindy Searles for use with hanging air plants. They cost around $22 - $30 apiece and will make the perfect addition to my beach themed guest bathroom. I've already got the beach sunset wallpape... / Continue →
  • April 17, 2015
    These are a series of wearable 3D printed nylon icosahedron planter necklaces and rings available from Etsy shop wearableplanter. Not into D20's? No worries, they've got wearable planters of all different shapes and sizes. Well, not actually all different sizes, they're all ... / Continue →
  • April 16, 2015
    Break Up Beans are $5 Lima bean plants that have had the seeds engraved with 'It's Over' and 'Let's Be Friends', so the phrases appear on the plant's first set of leaves. They also come in 'Be Mine', 'I Love You', 'Forever Yours', 'Happy Birthday', 'Best Friends', 'Get Well', ... / Continue →
  • March 2, 2015
    The World's First Plantable Coffee Cup is a Kickstarter campaign to produce biodegradable single-use coffee cups with seeds embedded in them that will grow when planted. Granted they're not actually the FIRST plantable coffee cups, because all coffee cups are plantable, they j... / Continue →
  • October 23, 2014
    These are the realistic cacti cupcakes created by baker Alana Jones-Mann. She has a tutorial on her website HERE in case you want to try making some yourself. Granted yours will not look as good, but at least you tried. Here's what I'm going to do: bake some cactus cupcakes ... / Continue →
  • September 18, 2014
    These are the new line of Chia Zombies. They come in 'Lifeless Lisa', 'Creepy Holden' and 'Restless Arm' varieties and all retail for $17. Amazingly, I've never actually grown a Chia pet. Which is weird because I love plants and have a green thumb. See? "Yeah, but what's u... / Continue →
  • October 17, 2013
    This is a collection of natural history museum inspired wallpapers from French companies NeoDKo and Deyrolle. Do people still put up wallpaper? I have no clue. I do still hang old movie and glow-in-the-dark mushroom posters to cover the holes I've put in my walls though. Cl... / Continue →
  • September 30, 2013
    Because who has the room to neglect and kill two separate plants, garden supplier Thompson & Morgan is selling TomTatos, a plant that grows both tomatoes and potatoes. TomTatos are actually a potato plant that has had a tomato stalk grafted to it when it was young. I remembe... / Continue →
  • June 28, 2013
    This is a series of shots from Japan of the rice patties farmers have turned into giant works of art by carefully planting different colored rice plants. Cool, but I went to a farm once and splashed around in a mud puddle for ten minutes before Old MacDonald finally told me it... / Continue →
  • March 4, 2013
    Because somebody out there really has a solid concept of what kids want, this is a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Chia Pet. I'm not sure which particular turtle it's supposed to be, but you I guess you can paint his mask whatever color you want. I'm gonna paint mine yellow a... / Continue →
  • January 18, 2013
    Just like a Phoenix, but waaaaaay less badass. Hey -- you ever wanted to be a tree? Well now you can (provided you're dead) thanks to the $225 Spiritree, a biodegradable urn that feeds a tree planted in the middle WITH YOUR BURNT-ASS REMAINS. I can't wait to be a mighty oak!... / Continue →
  • January 14, 2013
    This is a shot of a flower from Psychotria elata, a small understory tree in tropical forests whose flowers are affectionately known as hooker's lips. Get it? Because they look like bright red lipsticked lips. Just think -- now you can plant a seed and grow your own girlfrie... / Continue →
  • August 14, 2012
    Because what good is a houseplant if it can't be used to change the channel real quick from the adult movie you were watching when your roommate comes home unexpected, scientists at Disney Research in Pittsburgh have developed a system that turns plants into gesture-based contr... / Continue →