by , 10/24/05

There’s something unconditionally appealing about seeing greenery growing in unexpected places. Whether it’s from concrete, rooftops or furniture, it’s a decorative detail that adds vibrance and texture (and sometimes nutrition).

The Galapagos Coffee Table from Lwin Design has a grid of round follicles that offer a controlled environment for growing grass indoors. The eco-friendly table is available in reclaimed plastic, acrylic or ecoresin, with translucent skateboard wheels for mobility. The lower compartment can be used for magazine storage or as a display case, with the holes left open or filled with foliage. Making sprouts and wheatgrass this fun is almost a reason to start eating them more. Almost.


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  1. James July 28, 2006 at 7:36 pm

    it’s not “a bit” like a seeding tray–it IS a seeding tray. go to any nursery and check them out. you can get a large, recycled oe locally here for $10.

  2. sassy_red_head October 26, 2005 at 7:29 pm

    Thanks Sarah. Just one of those things that would have bothered me unless I found out.

  3. Sarah October 26, 2005 at 4:39 am

    Hey, Sassy Red Head,
    I wrote to the designer and asked your questions. Here’s the answer:
    “yes there is soil in half of the table – there is a solid wall dividing
    the wet soil from the dry storage space. wheat grass and other root
    stock plants can grow vertically through
    the holes in the table surface – it’s a bit like a seedling tray where
    all the plants are trained to grow in a specific direction.”

  4. sassy_red_head October 24, 2005 at 2:30 pm

    I don’t understand how you would actually grow things in this table. Does each hole have an individual compartment for soil?

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