Greening the great indoors

When ordinary just won’t cut it, here are some refreshing ideas for incorporating greenery into your indoor world.

 planter wall tiles 1

These wall planter tiles by Maruja Fuentes provide little green pockets for your plants – pockets can be changed as they interlock with the fish scale pattern.  (Seems like an interesting way to repurpose an unused soap dish in the bathroom?). 


Marcel Wanders’ whimsical swing with plants incorporates space to plant a trailing plant, which can then grow up the swing.


Amazing open plan(t) office with built-in cacti, by the immensely talented Edouard Francois.  (When placed correctly, the cactus spikes may have the added benefit of keeping pesky colleagues from perching on your desk and droning on about their weekend).

gardenkulter recycled pots

Gartenkultur has recycled old books as bonsai pots, after first sealing the pages.  Ideal if you’re looking for more intellect from your plant life.

The Indoor Hydroponic Garden System is a sculptural and functional indoor garden based on the DNA molecule, by Rafael Fernando da Silva and Débora Nogueira.  I want one in the kitchen, so there’s no more cold torch-lit trips to the herb garden at dinner-time. Finally the kitchen garden moves into the kitchen.

Julio Radesca de Carvalhom, personal fresh air desk, green furniture, office furniture, green cubicles, living furniture, cubicle alternatives

Your own private forest clearing. The Personal Fresh Air Desk featured on Inhabitat brings the outdoors in.  This set-up should fuel your brain with plenty of fresh oxygen, whilst neatly subverting the corporation’s open plan desk policy.


4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Caito on May 28, 2010 at 12:16 am

    A yes – the kitchen garden in the kitchen! Great idea!
    I’ve been dreaming of this since I was a teenager being sent out into the dark winter nights to find rosemary within the rose bushes!


    • Yep, brushing past dripping plants, walking into a spider web, then squishing a handful of caterpillar when you grab the herbs never really enhanced the fresh food experience for me.


  2. Posted by JuJu on June 2, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    I understand these gardens come fully equipped mith Minor Birds as standard spec?


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