This has been blogged all over the place, but looking at Phil Ross‘s enclosed plants makes me want to build one. See his “Junior Return,” 2005.
The only problem: I am intensely aware of how much energy we use, and therefore how much carbon footprint everything takes. I don’t like frivolously wasting energy; I turn my car off at intersections and keep most of the house dark most of the time. But part of the message of this piece is the machine/plant interface… but how about make it solar, and just remove the LED part?
I like the look of the enclosed plants. How about have a bunch of them hovering at different points on the wall? Each in their own little globe. It would be like living on a spacecraft. Maybe Christina Ricci would buy some (she is afraid of houseplants).