The Living Tapestry's design is based on hydroponic technology. The wall consists of what the company calls a "geo-textile laminated curtain." Huh? Sounds complicated, but basically the curtain, which contains pockets for your plants, absorbs water and fertilizers from a series of internal irrigation pipes. Excess drains into a reservoir and gets pumped back into the curtain, recycling the water back through the system.
The web site insists that the Tapestry is lightweight, efficient, and easy to put together (no tools required—all the pipes and so on just snap into place). And the best part is that you can plot your own design, inserting the plants you've chosen in whatever pattern you desire. A built-in timer can control the watering schedule according to the needs of your plants. For more details, visit the Living Tapestry web site.
Pretty cool idea—has anyone seen one of these in person? How would you design your Tapestry?
(Images: Vertical Gardens)