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Gorgeous Folded Nomad Portable Herb Planters Made from Scrap Boat Sails and Covers

by , 07/29/14

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Nomad is a portable herb planter in the form of folded fabric. The design is adaptable to a variety of environments with limited space for plants. It can hang from a rope, sit on the coffee table, be transported to the window for more sunlight or the user may choose to only plant one side and hang it on the wall to create a vertical garden. The open ended design leaves the placement up to the user. The form is made out of a fabric rectangle, folded into a double sided pot and stamped with an eyelet. There is a gap between the two layers allowing the soil to breathe and drain. Nomad is made from scrap boat sails and boat covers. The materials are locally-sourced from the post production waste of sailmakers in the Bronx, New York. Some of the materials are sailcloth from the 80’s that isn’t up to par with the sail industry today. A joint senior thesis project at Parsons The New School For Design with Miriam Josi this past Spring, Nomad was developed through a common passion for food, design and sustainable living.

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