Space plants

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).