File under wacky ideas we love: the Boskke Sky Planter, designed by Patrick Morris, which comes to us from green land of New Zealand. If you live in an apartment where space is at a premium, or if you have pesky cats who think of potted plants as salad, or if you just want a refreshing way to add some green life to your home, look no further.
In fact, just look up. Don’t worry - a locking disc holds the plant and soil in the pot, and an internal irrigation system waters the roots directly, so you can add a bit of greenery to your home's design without being limited to the lower reaches.
And we know from what we've learned about both Feng Shui and Green Design that the more plants in the home, the better everyone feels. The Boskke Sky Planter was just exhibited by Droog, the inventive Amsterdam design operation, in mid-April at the i Salone, the Milan Furniture Fair. We're eager to see more from both these companies.
Reprinted with permission from the Sheffield School, New York, NY. Sheffield began as an Interior Design school in 1985, and then expanded its course offerings to train people in other design-related fields, including Feng Shui, Wedding and Event Planning, and Jewelry Design. With thousands of active students and more than 50,000 graduates, Sheffield has trained more design professionals than any school in the world.