We love the benefits of having plants in our homes. Not only do they look great, they also serve to purify the air. Unfortunately all too often our plants die from unintentional neglect. This lack of a green thumb is one of the reasons why we love tech that will help to keep our plants alive. This concept from Mikhail St-Denis helps keep our plants alive by using social networking to let us know what they need.This innovative concept from Canadian designer Mikhail St-Denis combines a traditional desk lamp, planter, and mini air purifier. What makes this lamp and plant combination unique is that it uses USB 2.0 as a power source and features a built-in microchip that tracks the power consumption of the lamp and detects the water and soil needs of the plant. How cool is that?
After detecting the needs of the plant, I Love Lamp fills you in via your favorite digital method, SMS, Twitter, email, or Facebook. St-Denis also envisions an I Love Lamp social networking community similar to Nike+ where users would share tips and their plant experiences.
I Love Lamp will be available in two body finishes, glossy white and bamboo.There is currently no information as to when this device will go into production. For more information, check out Mikhail St-Denis.
While we are unsure as to whether or not we would join a social networking community to discuss our plant, we do love this concept and hope that it will be available soon.
[via The Design Blog]