Busy Lives vs. Houseplants

"...In a playful attempt to see design combat real-life issues, such a watering system revives plants which are being neglected by their owners..."

Do you ever feel like your day is too busy to realistically maintain a healthy garden? Do you ever wish that you were in fact a garden owner, only to be put off by the added-effort required in tending to foliage, plants, trees and grass?

A university project by Riga Design and Art School (Latvia) graduate Keita Augstkalne, this life-reviving water system is certainly a curious feature on many levels. In a playful attempt to see design combat real-life issues, such a watering system revives plants which are being neglected by their owners, and when you thought a traditional watering can may have sufficed, such a design includes a stand and water bag more atune with a hospital ward.

On showcase at this year’s London Design Fair, such a design is certainly unique and SATORI & SCOUT certainly appreciate it’s message towards (and potential usage within) society. With lives becoming so much busier and haphazard than many yesteryear, people really are often away from home for long periods of time and even if not, often is the case that looking after plants is a forgotten ‘chore’.

As Augstkalne explains, “Increasingly, people are debating the importance of maintaining nature globally, but we forget about the nature that is at our fingertips: our houseplants” – what a beautiful thought.

Manufactured from stainless steel and with the ability to hold three 2l water bags which reach any nearby plant via a pipe, such a design even includes the details as having a flow regulator to ensure that any plant remains watered for up to 10 days. With the flow independently adjustable, is there now any excuse for any plant to wither away and die? A university project that has SATORI & SCOUT thinking, it certainly is a curious little design project.

Discover more about the university design school online at: RDMV.lv

Plants, Plants, Plants

With so much attention on the global crisis and all it's likely paths towards an unsustainable future, could there be solution in each of us becoming greener at home, and therefore pollution positive? A collective effort kind of thing...?

(Photography Credit : RDMV)

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