Going beyond vertical gardens, hanging gardens are the next big thing. A designer from Down Under, New Zealander Patrick Morris created Antipode, a series of ceramic pots that are meant to hang plants upside-down. This avoids encumbering floor and wall space and creates a magical moment of suspension and surprise.

Practically speaking, these smart pots consist of a water reservoir (easy to fill once a month, they use 90% less H20 than conventional planters) and a ceramic cover that keeps the plant in place once upside down. The plants are attracted to both gravity and light, and thus grow both up and down, resulting in very full forms that are pleasing to the eye and graphically arresting:

You will never look at your office palm in the same way again!

– Lisa

PS: At Maison & Objet, the pots were called “Jardinières Sky” and are distributed by moaroom, which offers a collection of eclectic designs from New Zealanders.


~ by lisacwhite on January 24, 2010.

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