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Tag: Plant

Super Mario Fire Flower Garden Statue: No Green Thumb Required

Super Mario Fire Flower Garden Statue: No Green Thumb Required
This Super Mario Fire Flower Garden Statue is going to look great keeping watch over your garden. You never know when a plumber might happen by and need some fireballs after all. The 12-inch resin statue weighs 3.5 pounds and is meant to be displayed in a flower bed so…

Super Mario Piranha Plant Puppet Doesn’t Shoot Plush Fireballs

Super Mario Piranha Plant Puppet Doesn’t Shoot Plush Fireballs
If you ever played Super Mario Bros. back in the day, you will remember the sinking feeling of moving through a level only to find a giant fire piranha plant shooting fireballs and set to eat you. If you are a fan of the game and need a new collectible…
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If Chewbacca and Groot Had a Baby…

If Chewbacca and Groot Had a Baby…
Chewbacca and Groot have some things in common. They’re both big, strong, brown, and men of action – not words. But neither of them is particularly cute (though Baby Groot is a different story.)  But if you combined the furry mop of Chewie with the plant-growing abilities of Groot, then…

This LEGO Cactus Is a Thorny Proposition

This LEGO Cactus Is a Thorny Proposition
Most of the LEGO builds we see around here are buildings, creatures, robots, or maybe vehicles. What’s particularly rare are LEGO creations designed to look like plants. Even more exotic is a LEGO cactus. This awesome custom LEGO build was created by Brother Steven, and it looks just like a…

Ford and Jose Cuervo Team to Turn Agave Plants into Car Parts

Ford and Jose Cuervo Team to Turn Agave Plants into Car Parts
I can think of few stranger corporate collaborations than that of a major automaker and a major tequila maker. But that’s exactly what’s going on between a Ford and Jose Cuervo. You see, engineers at Ford have figured out a way to convert old agave plants into car parts. These…

Air Bonsai Floating Plant: Magnepiphyte

Air Bonsai Floating Plant: Magnepiphyte
We’ve seen small-scale magnetic levitation applied to toys and food. Hoshinchu’s Air Bonsai is another novel application of the technique, combining it with miniature plants, hand made porcelain and antique Japanese fabric to make beautiful decor. Air Bonsai’s floating portion is called the Little Star. It measures about 2.4″ in…

Light Cube Lets You Grow Carnivorous Plants: Feed Me Seymour!

Light Cube Lets You Grow Carnivorous Plants: Feed Me Seymour!
I’ve always had a fascination with Venus Flytraps because they eat bugs. The plants also creep me out more than a little; I blame Rick Moranis and The Little Shop of Horrors for that. If you want to put some cool and creepy plants on your desk to offset those…

3D Printed Snack Concept Grows Plants & Mushrooms: Delayed Gratification

3D Printed Snack Concept Grows Plants & Mushrooms: Delayed Gratification
One of the great things about 3D printing is its immediacy. Sure, it still takes a few hours to print even a small object, but it may have taken days or weeks to have that same item commissioned. Yet Chloé Rutzerveld’s concept for a 3D printed snack seems to sacrifice…

Biodegradable Pet Urn Tree Kit: From Death, Comes Life

Biodegradable Pet Urn Tree Kit: From Death, Comes Life
Some people turn trash into money (tote bags sewn from discarded juice packs, for instance.) Then there are those who find ways to turn death into life. Not the raising-from-the-dead type of things, because that’s obviously impossible, but the green type of transformation, such as the one that happens with…

Sprout Growing Pencils Sharpen Your Gardening Skills

Sprout Growing Pencils Sharpen Your Gardening Skills
Way back in 2012, we talked about some unique pencils that write as you expect, but have a unique feature. Once these pencils are too short to write with, you can stick them in a pot of dirt, eraser end first, and they will grow plants.…

SCiO Scanner Identifies Food, Medicine & Plants: Monocorder

SCiO Scanner Identifies Food, Medicine & Plants: Monocorder
Last year we found out about TellSpec, a portable scanner that can identify the composition of food as well as provide nutritional data. A company called ConsumerPhysics is raising funds for SCiO, which works similarly to TellSpec but seems to be more versatile. Aside from analyzing edibles, SCiO can also…

Go Green, Rambo-Style: Shoot Up Your Neighborhood with Some Flower Shells

Go Green, Rambo-Style: Shoot Up Your Neighborhood with Some Flower Shells
These special shotgun shells take the green revolution to the next level. If planting stuff the traditional way is too boring for you, then you might want to shoot up gardens instead with Flower Shells as your ammo. You could also pack a couple of seed bombs that you can…

Luminescent Plant Kickstarter Project: Miracle Glow

Luminescent Plant Kickstarter Project: Miracle Glow
I’ve seen some offbeat projects turn up on Kickstarter over the years, but a project that’s there now called Glowing Plants is one of the strangest. You can probably figure out what the project is about simply from the name. The people behind the project want to create plants that…

Plant Doctor: Never Let Your Plants Die Again

Plant Doctor: Never Let Your Plants Die Again
There are some people who are just don’t know how to take care of plants. Or it might be that you’ve got some special plants in your house that need special care. It’s for reasons like that some designers decided to come up with this device, which allows you to…

Smart Herb Garden Needs No Sun or Soil

Smart Herb Garden Needs No Sun or Soil
I’m not a big fan of growing stuff, mostly because I kill pretty much everything I’ve ever plant. I always water them too much or too little and eventually my plants turn dead and dry or bloated and moldy. I think I might be able to grow something using the…

Canapé Cactus Couch & Ottoman: Is It Getting Prickly in Here?

Canapé Cactus Couch & Ottoman: Is It Getting Prickly in Here?
While they might have different upholstery, most sofas and couches look pretty similar. From time to time, though, you come across something very different. This cactus couch is definitely unusual, because cacti usually don’t make good sitting places. The Canapé Cactus Couch was part of the Isn’t It Romantic exhibition…
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