Grobal is a self-watering "techno-organic" base for growing plants in the "digital age"...
Designed by Karim Rashid and conceived by Treg Bradley, the Grobal is a stylish planter that holds a "grow chamber". This chamber draws nutrients from the water reservoir up into Grobal Soil, creating a prime environment for growing plants and flowers at home with ease. Here's what Rashid has to say about it:
“The Grobal originated from an ambition to create a techno-organic base for nurturing life and cultivating growth. The digital age we live in no longer accepts the semantics of ancient craft and demands multi-sensorial experiences - any object we bring in our house should be an expression of our modern being and development. The iconic egg-like object functions as the foundation for new life - it is a material visualization of digital and sensual technology and nature synthesizing.”
Each Grobal sells for $25, and in classic Rashid style, they come in a wide range of vibrant colors. Via: Inhabitat.