Diane Pham

LIVE LAMP is a Plant-Studded Sphere of Light

by , 07/09/10

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Fluorescent lights might not be your first choice for ambient outdoor lighting this summer, but the LIVE LAMP transforms that unenchanting frigid glow into a beautiful globe radiating with life. Designed by Kara Bartlet for the Summer 2010 to(HOLD) line, this otherworldly piece is a glowing glass orb patterned with eighty living Fuschii V Gracillis Tillandsia air plants.

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Kept alive by an energy-efficient CFLgrow lamp that attaches within the orb, these epiphytic plants survive with no dirt – just UV, air, and a little bit moisture. With no green thumb required – except for a spritz of water once a week – you can keep those hands free from the rougher perils of gardening, saving them for more enterprising summer activities.

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2 Comments

  1. Calvin K July 11, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Wonder how the plants will fair with light coming from underneath instead of overhead.

  2. mcostello July 10, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Wow! That’s amazing! What an incredible lamp. Love it!

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