Posts Tagged 'technology'

ASCII Curtains

For the truly geeky who want their domicile to reflect their geeky heart consider these elegant ASCII curtains.

I cannot read Dutch so dont ask me where this is coming from or how much it costs. It appears to be from a Dutch design house called N.Sybrandy and is meant to reflect a common thread in all of us both in the natural image of the tree and in the ASCII language which is universal. All I really know is that it is awesome.

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Mud powered clock

As many of you know my passion for domesticity and geekiness is rivaled only by my passion for eco friendly technology and the environment. Well today I found something that combines all 3 of my passions into one amazing product.

Timeless Garden by Francesco Castiglione Morelli & Tommaso Ceschi

This clock uses the mud to react electrochemically with metal terminals in a recycled plastic container and powers the clock while you grow grass or herbs on top. Its a seamless integration of eco friendly technology and domestic appliance chic. It also a way to bring some of the beauty of outdoors inside while being functional. Sadly there seems to be no release date or price on this product yet, but as soon as it hits the shelves I would love to get my paws on one.

<3 seanalyn

[link via EcoGeek]

Twittering plants?!

I read about this DIY project a while ago which will apparently allow your plant to Twitter and tell you when it needs to be watered. It utilizes a system call Botanicalls in which a plant can be rigged up to call for “help” when it needs water or other condition changes. Now this is kind of an awesome idea, especially for someone like me who is busy and has multiple plants. Often I forget which ones need to be watered and when. However, the Botanicalls mission statement takes a sharp turn for the creepy in their “about” section.

An excerpt if I may

Botanicalls was developed to provide a new way for plants and people to communicate in order to develop better, longer-lasting relationships between them. Instead of using an automatic watering system or developing methods for plants to text or email people, the Botanicalls team has created the means for a more personal relationship. Each plant has a unique voice based on its botanical characteristics, and each has the ability to tell people when they are in need of assistance. They’re also polite: they make sure to call and say thank you when they get a good watering.

Longer-lasting relationships?! I dont know, but to me thats taking a green thumb a bit too far. But hey, who am I to knock a plant or tree hugger/lover?

Here are directions to rig up your plant to the Botanicalls Twitter system if you feel that a phone call from your plant is a bit too personal.

While its overall a really cool idea, I feel its a bit creepy looking for my home.

I just get an Akira vibe going from this plant….

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