green designs from future soon

These designs are straight out of students’ project books!

Want to plant a love seed

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Gro, this miniature greenhouse is the simplest and cutest I have ever seen. It reminds me of my 5th grade life-science book from school days.

Sweden’s Beckmans college of design student Caroline Wetterling has developed this amazing green beauty.  In Caroline’s words  Gro’s pod-like container recreates the protective and nurturing atmosphere of a greenhouse. The shape is derived from the cocoon – the organic container reminiscent of a seed. The greenhouse can host the three initial stages of a seed’s development, from seed to shoot to the development of true leaves. Plants like Forgetmenot, four-leaved clover and wild strawberries have enough space to flourish inside the capsule.
In the bottom of the capsule, a set of bars is placed to keep the right level of moisture in the soil. The spout acts as a ventilation hole – it allows for oxygen to come in, condensation to come out, and keeps the proper temperature inside the capsule.

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The top part can be removed and used to water the seed.
That is indeed clever!

Track me right

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Another student from Beckmans, Fredrik Paulson has this light fixture to offer. It is programmed to follow the  sun during the day to gather energy.

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Visit his own workshop site here for more intelligent designs.

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