We love the way little patches of grass are used as modern accessories in chic Scandinavian-inspired interiors. But we never bought the look for actual use in our home, until this. And though Metaphys' grass garden series is far more high-concept than a little square planter, we're sold.
The gardens play with dimension in a way that made us feel clever when we thought it through: the Hanging Frame hangs flat against a wall, static and traditional; the Standing Frame evolves to stand on the floor and engage with three dimensional space, and the Circle Garden lays down, fully inhabiting the horizontal plane. Or something.
Inside each garden is a tray to hold the included growing medium, described as sponge balls filled with nutrients (and not soil, we assume). Sprinkle on the seeds and water it, and in a week you'll get sprouts. The gras should grow and last for 4-5 months, during which time you can trim or allow it to grow wild, per your fancy. We would love to hang another picture, a photograph, say, nested within the square frame.
Here are the details on all of the models (available at A+R Store):
Hanging (square), $60
- Small: 12" w x 12" t x 1.5" d
- Large: 15" w x 15" t x 2" d
Standing (rounded), $65
- Square: 7"w x 7" t x 2.5" d
- Rectangle: 13.5"w x 2.75" t x 2.5" d
Floor (round), $105
- Size: 15.75" wide