WIN a Beautiful ANDREA Houseplant Air Purifier (worth $195)!

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Want to clean and freshen the air in your home using the power of plants?

We’ve been in love with the ANDREA houseplant filter’s modern design for quite some time now, so we’re thrilled to be giving one of these amazing air-purifiers (worth $195) to one very lucky reader this week! ANDREA isn’t just pretty to look at – it’s 40 times more efficient than HEPA or carbon filters, and more effective than a houseplant alone because it sucks air into the plant filter through a fan, and propels it through the leaves and root system of a plant, and then back out through water and soil filtration into the room environment. On top of all that, it requires no filter changes (meaning there is less trash to worry about).


We’ll be announcing the winners in our weekly newsletter, so if you want to find out who won, you’ll need to receive it!

2. LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW and tell us why you NEED an ANDREA. The deadline for this fabulous giveaway is Wednesday, April 14. We’ll pick the comment we like best and announce the winner in our newsletter next week, so make sure you’re signed up!


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  1. brenna April 11, 2010 at 12:46 am

    I would love to win this! My older home could definitely use an air purification assist, especially for my two youngest children who are prone to secondary respiratory infections. Plus it looks super cool and would be a great lesson for the kids.

  2. alexis_d_poole April 11, 2010 at 12:39 am

    As marijuana law reform kicks into gear, I’d use the Andrea Houseplant Air Filter to grow (once it’s legal to do so) a legitimate plant in my home. I’d be growing my own medicine and that medicine will also provide my family and I with oxygen, adding another small yet vital step in sustainable living within the city. Until marijuana is legal though, I’ll grow some herbs and spices.

  3. Rose_Rose April 11, 2010 at 12:37 am

    I just love plants. I have many of them in my house and they bring me joy everyday. Tending to my plants brings me such a sense of calm and helps me relax after a stressful day. I love the idea that I could put one of my plants \”to work\” to help clean the air in my house! It sounds like a way to complete the cycle…I care for my plants, and now there is a way for my plants to care for me .

  4. faffer April 10, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    2 cats, one husband, 500 square feet

  5. dimplesdee83 April 10, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    I am actually entering for my sister, she recently got married to a man in the Air Force and she had to move on base with her two year old daughter. I have researched the living conditions of many bases and it is scary what they consider “liveable”. Many of these houses are substandard, small, and infested with bugs and mold. I worry for her health and the health of my niece. She just found out she is expecting her second child, and I would love to present the Andrea purifier to her as both a house warming and baby shower gift. I am a huge supporter of trying to find more environmentally friendly alternatives, and would love to get the rest of my family excited about “going green”, for the health of their families as well as the health of the environment. Thanks for doing this!

  6. backpackingnerd April 10, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    I\’m in a dorm room, in college. 80 other people live on the same floor and share the same air with me. Over 200 live in a 75ft radius of me. It would be nice to have a few cubic feet of air that are clean (plus the extra light would be a nice touch).

    Thank you!

  7. polaroidmemory April 10, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    I need an Andrea Air Purifier because my house is dusty. My room collects most of the dust and in the morning I’m left with a runny nose and twitchy eyes. It’s become hard for me to sleep at night, and I’m unable to afford another an air purifier. Please let me win one!

    I want to go to beeeeedddd.

  8. polaroidmemory April 10, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    I need an Andrea Air Purifier because it\’s so dusty in my room. I can\’t afford an air purifier, and it\’s hard for me to sleep at night because of how dusty it is. Also, I wake up in the morning with a runny nose and since I have lack of sleep my right eye is starting to twitch. Please purify my air! I want to win one.

  9. taylorem April 10, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    well, i have had to return to my mom’s house after graduating; only to cram my entire life [ an entire apartment, and 5 years of design school ] into an eight by eight foot room with more furniture than my mom knew what to do with… hence it being in my room. when i left home there were two furry roommates of the canine variety. now that i have returned, they have doubled. these roomies, in conjunction with the infamous cincinnati allergy season [ all year around ] have by and far surpassed my allergen quota. with little space at my disposal this perfectly petite air purifier would be a welcomed addition to my decor, as well as a piece of my choosing as opposed to my mother’s cast-offs.

  10. dpaul420 April 10, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    I now have a Hermann\\\’s tortoise in my condo, and clear air would be nice for the new addition!!!

  11. xdro0py April 10, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    My brittle halmoni (which means grandma in korean) lives by her lonesome in bakersfield, ca, ever since I have moved out to a different city for college. Bakersfield is known for its extreme pollution and dust because it is essentially at the bottom of a bowl of mountains; where the air pollution circulates. People who move to bakersfield even often get asthma. As soon as I read “40x better than a carbon filter” I knew that I HAD to get one for her. Also her hobby is gardening, she tends to her vegetables and flowers with love daily, so this just seemed to perfect of a gift to pass up. She has had a slight cough ever since we had moved there 9 years ago. I am always up for anything that helps her health. I signed up for the newsletter just for this.. please pick me!! I would be so grateful.. thank you for your time.

    With fingers crossed,
    Andy Kim

  12. bettycd April 10, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    We have a wide assortment of allergies in the family and choose not to acquire any furbaby pets. Just one of many accomodations we have made to limit our known allergy triggers . During the peak pollen times we resort to closing the windows and running the Air Conditioner. I love the look of the Andrea filter and think it would work well in a bedroom. This would help the kids (or me) get a better and healthier nights sleep.

  13. Grace574 April 10, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    We live in Upstate NY and there aren’t very many days throughout the year where we can comfortably open windows to let fresh air in.

    I also have two little toddlers who are still in diapers, which can have a staggering effect on the indoor air quality some days.

    An ANDREA would be a beautiful and cherished addition to our home.

  14. angelandsebastien April 10, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Our tiny (180 square ft) Manhattan apartment is a dust and dirt magnet. It would be so awesome to combine great design with air purification. It would be extra awesome to be able to have this amazing device that I could no way no how afford! :)

  15. jordankramos April 10, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    I’d like this to purify my tiny apartment. no matter how hard i work at keeping the air fresh, the old building always seems to come between that. please! :)

  16. flowerlover April 10, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    I need a ANDREA because, I am now a caregiver to my 95 yr old mother. I’ve been “going green” in her home. Lots of work as she has a dog that sheds & lots of allergies, & is home bound. The process of going “green” has been diffucult because my family laughs at me for “going over board”. They says to me, it all hipe! I own a florist & already have a love for plants & flowers. What a great addition to my home & wonderful health benefits for everyone. Even the dog has allergies!! I enjoy reading your material. Thank you for sharing.

  17. runofthemill April 10, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    I live in a small Manhattan apartment with poor ventilation. While there are a few beautiful patios visible from the windows, it would be amazing to be able to bring in the beauty and utility of an andrea houseplant air filter, while tying the lifeless inside of my apartment with the beautiful scenery outside of it.

  18. Nancy J April 10, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    I have allergies and ashtma. Clean air is what I need!!

  19. Jillybean April 10, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    WAAAAAANT! My love is closing on a house next week. We call it the SUN HOUSE. I can\’t think of a better house warming gift than this Amazing Andrea Air Purifier! Nothing says \”welcome to the sun house\” more than the freshness of clean pure air!

  20. ElizabethMadrigal April 10, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    People like me – allergic asthmatics – have even more reason to want natural ways to filter the air around us. I\\\’d never heard about this filter and I write about sustainability practices every day. I had contemplated buying three particular plants now being used experimentally to filter air in an office building in China, but let\\\’s face it. Who wouldn\\\’t rather have an ANDREA Houseplant Filter than something called a \\\’Chinese Money Plant\\\’?

  21. macascos April 10, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    I need an andrea air purifier. I really like the work that has done. I am a student currently doing my thesis, after a 2 year program, on purifying the air in the cities on a larger scale. This was a huge inspiration for my thesis, but I have never seen one in real life. Please let me be me.

  22. danny6114 April 10, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    As a disabled veteran on a pension, I must necessarily live in a small place and the air gets quite close in here. Anything that improves air quality would be most welcome!

  23. lillymathews April 10, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    I love plants…I love clean air. Unfortunately, I don\\\\\\\’t have enough of either. I would be so grateful.

  24. jjgittes April 10, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    i am a cool guy who is much more deserving than any of these other people. trust me.

  25. m0ddie April 10, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    using plants to clean my air would be a welcome departure from the mechanical buzz buzz buzz, need to replace this filter, blah blah other air cleaners i\’ve used. i\’ve suffered with asthma and environmental allergies my entire life, so any product that can help ease my symptoms in a more natural way would be terrific. the design is also quite pleasant; a sensually shaped vessel in which a glorious, helpful plant sits and helps my respiratory system. i\’d much rather take care of a lovely plant than just a machine!

  26. zoopathy April 10, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Ahhhh, where to begin?! I just purchased a 60s-era fixer-upper… My son is disabled and suffering the asthmatic effects of the spring pollen season… A dog, a cat, 2 budgies, a hamster, a tarantula, and five chickens… I’m a fanatic urban gardener and love the idea of a houseplant air purifier… My daughter saw it, thought it was beautiful AND cool and wanted one immediately… And this is perhaps the COOLEST give-away I have ever seen!

  27. April 10, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    lung savior is on it’s way

  28. ldmarti April 10, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    I’d like it for the office I work in. The building has no windows our outside light/air, the only air we get comes from the musty old A/C venting. I think the houseplant air filter would be a great solution to freshening up my classroom.

  29. thinkkesho April 10, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    I recently moved to Austin, TX (Allergy capital of America) and started working at I’m highly allergic to Oak and have started not being able to breathe at work. When I am at home, I sit in the shower to make the allergies go away for a bit, only to come back in a few.

    I will put this plant on my desk at work so that I can become a better employee, and live out my life doing what I want to do.

    Please help me.

  30. Yurtstead April 10, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Is this a plant fart filter? If so it would certainly make my house more efficient by making my bathroom fans obsolete.

  31. hyperionrevived April 10, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    I want this. It looks amazing :)

  32. Abcarter April 10, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    With pollution in Brooklyn, NY, my cigarette smoking hall neighbor (who doesn’t speak English), and all these plants are breeding early, I’ve got more fine particulates floating around my apartment than John Waynes pulmonary system. My spider plant does a little, but a filter like THAT, man oh man.

  33. Feelandtriple April 10, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    When I see all the gunge and dust that accumulates in our tiny new York apartment, I really cringe about what we\\\’re breathing! We leave the windows open as much as possible to cross ventilate rather than turning on the AC, so it would be great to have a way to clean the air. Also the enclosure would keep the cat from eating the plant!

  34. fdwri0 April 10, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    If you work in an office it would be a fantastic gadget to have next to you. A lot of offices cut back on plants and plant watering services due to the GFC. However, hours and stress that cause illness haven’t gone done! this seems a clean, green and cheap way to help offices filter their air long term.

  35. magenta April 10, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Why I need an Andrea Air purifier?

    Ummm, cuz I live right beside a major freeway. Just imagine what my air quality is like…

  36. louisagardener April 10, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Financial woes are forcing me to move into an apartment in the city. Hate that dirty air! And I’m a plant lover – much prefer to let plants filter my air.

  37. jessiejchuang April 10, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    I’ve been using air purifiers in my room since 3 months old when I had bronchitis… hate to destroy mother nature’s health while maintaining mines… hoping the andrea will preserve the balance between mother nature and I.. :3

  38. PaTrond April 10, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    That would be a nice thing to have in our Norwegian isolated houses during winters and summers. Indoor air gets quite oxygen-poor when it’s cold here or when I close my window to close out noise.

  39. dgle88 April 10, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    My house already smells like dirt, but I can\\\’t help but imagine this will make it smell like CLEAN dirt.

  40. asialisek April 10, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    The beauty of clean air~ Having a small studio room in the heart of San Francisco has been an adjustment, coming from the countryside of northern Illinois. I love living in the city, but I dearly miss the fresh and clean air of the countryside. THis delightful creation should be in every home!!

  41. ChristianAce April 10, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    I already entered but I keep reading all the new comments and I keep thinking man this plant-centric purifier is going be amazing for my fiance and I! WHOOP! I LOVE INHABITAT AND ANDREA AND CLEAN AIR! Which is why I bike almost everywhere and don’t have a car! Plus my Bonsai has to be outside so i need a cute friendly plant for inside and I will love them both the same. 😀

  42. baufrau April 10, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Andrea could become my new best friend and move immediately into our carpeted, urban dusty one-bedroom!

  43. tekk April 10, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    I live in Buenos Aires, which is not exactly a city with “Good Air” (those who know will know what I mean), I live in a small apartment on sixth floor and the windows look into the building (not very good idea), Andrea could give us a better Air in this city, and adding life to the place.

  44. baufrau April 10, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Andrea could become my new best friend and move immediately into our carpeted, urban dusty one-bedroom! Can’t wait to kiss seasonal colds good-bye!

  45. terryjr91 April 10, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    My asthma is killing me this spring. The Andrea would help clean up the stale air in my room.

  46. susannaschick April 10, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    OMG! I have been jonesing for an air purifier ever since I moved to downtown Los Angeles! I live in a converted office building (yay for repurposing and urban renewal!) but the dust from the traffic, even with the windows closed most of the time, is out of control. Come summer it’s gonna be nice to open the windows instead of running the AC.

    I fear for my delicate lungs, especially since lung disease runs in my family. I generally try to live in more verdant areas, but right now this was the best I could afford, plus I can walk to most of my clients! And if I win, I’ll write about it on Which I would do even if I bought one, but I can’t afford to right now.

    Thanks! You guys rule!


  47. thesmartpenguin April 10, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    I’m a poor college student studying for hours on end in his smelly, dirty dorm room. Opening the windows just lets in city air and our current, cheap, air filter just isn’t cutting it.

    Also, I just so happen to be an adviser in Emory U’s “Living Green” dorm, so this could get the attention of a lot of students about eco-friendly and eye-catching ways to be green!

  48. piepie April 10, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    We have six cats and a puppy and I am allergic to all of them the Andrea would definitely come in handy!

  49. tsquare April 10, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    I wish to give this to my oldest daughter for her birthday on the 30th of April. It will be perfect for her as she loves plants and the Andrea will keep her new apartment townhouse feeling fresh. The apartment townhouse is in an older building. She has a new puppy and the Andrea will keep the puppy smells down. She will wake up each morning refreshed.

  50. Whirvs April 10, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    ANDREA needs me to help fulfill her destiny to purify the air for my loved ones and I as well as others privileged to be within her radiance of purity. To not play with the strings of fate my friends! It is important that I am chosen so I may facilitate the symbiosis between ANDREA and her humble plant ally.
    Hah, thanks

  51. cao_miguel April 10, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    I live in an industrial and portuary city in the North of Colombia called Barranquilla.

    Unfortunately, industries are by our river and the poluted water-to-land wind spreads dirty air thru the residential areas. Plus, there is a lot of construction in course, and a lot of dust is being deposited on my furnitures daily. Because of all of the above, I think Im having respiratory problems.

    In addition, sometimes garbage and vegetation of abandoned lots is burnt without control, and therefore, I find ashes scattered thru my room and bathroom.

    This is a warm city, but we have a lot of wind that cools down our apartment, and I wouldnt like to install a conventional air-condidioning system, for this generates more heat and is very expensive to get and to install.

    Id love to have an ANDREA air purifier in order to prevent further problems and buying expensive equipment because of this annoying air conditions. Thanks!

  52. tnshadylady April 10, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Finally someone harnessed the air purifying power of plants! I could use this because I live in an apartment and am surrounded by formaldehyde and other \”small indoor living space\” pollutants. I\’ve seriously considered buying a bunch of plants to help clean the air, but lack of sufficient light and space deem that an unpractical solution. It sounds to me like the Andrea system will do that with one plant/one unit and do it much, much more efficiently. And here\’s the best part for me: The biochemical transformation of waste, through the plants natural metabolic activity, eliminates the pollution beyond simply collecting it on filter surfaces. That\’s tremendously reassuring! It\’s one thing to \”collect\” waste – it\’s quite another thing to transform and eliminate it. I\’m sold!

  53. VicMatson April 10, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Apt. funk-a-way!

  54. gloddy April 10, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Because the air in NYC is beyond filthy.

  55. mayapants April 10, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    I work from home all day long in an old apartment building, and since I got pregnant I’ve been more concerned about the air quality and thinking about what toxins I might be breathing in, because of:
    – the layer of black dust that settles on everything every day and stains the curtains black where the windows open — who knows what is in that dust (smog mostly, probably!) but I certainly don’t want it getting to the sensitive fetus developing inside me!
    – the smoke (cigarettes and incense) that wafts in from our neighbor’s apartment
    – the cat, which I am allergic to, but refuse to give up because she is my shnookums. When she’s napping in the sunlight, I can almost SEE the allergens emanating from her furry self!
    – the smells that I seem to be more sensitive to now and that seem to reach me from the far corners of my own apartment (the shoe closet, the compost, the litter box, the fish curry I made for dinner last night…)

    I’m excited to know there’s something I can do to make the air healthier for myself and my baby!

  56. mhartsfield April 10, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    I need it for my poor wife. You see, I have the worst gas at night. I mean, as soon as I fall asleep, the whole days\\\’ worth of farts just come whoosing out! Of course, I have no idea because I am asleep, but my poor wife….it keeps her up at night!. Si, I need this lovely air-freshener so she can get a good night\\\’s sleep. Thanks.

  57. debracook April 10, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Sounds so green and healthy. My family and I are for sure worth every bit of fresh good air we can breath. Would love to win.

  58. vikimaui April 10, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    This looks like a great product–useful, renewable, sustainable. I would love to gift it to a friend of mine who has a BnB that is all those things and more. She has asthma and sometimes has difficulty breathing and sleeping at night. I would love to help her be more safe and healthy as well as showcase something to her guests that might also be able to help some of them as well. Great idea! Thanks

  59. c carbonell April 10, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    I am a credentialed Teacher, K-12. I am also a Volunteer Sustainability Coordinator, which means I spend my “free” time working with children, K-8 demonstrating the viability of the “outdoor classroom”. I supplement students lessons in the natural sciences with hands-on activities in a school community garden. We learn about the environment, how our ecological system works and how we are a part of it. We all learn how to work WITH rather than AGAINST Mother Earth and discover that not only may we breath easier, we may achieve a higher quality of life: environmental, economical and social-wise. The children learn how to compost their leftover fruit and vegetable waste (banana peels, apple cores, orange rinds) with schoolyard clippings. We integrate the compost into our garden and we plant, weed and grow an edible garden that is the landscape for our future!

    I would love to have one of these to demonstrate how nature is truly where we must find the solutions to our current challenges. It sounds as if the Andrea Filter is bio-mimicry at its finest?

    Mother of two,

    Volunteer Sustainability Coordinator,
    Certified Teacher,
    Certified Master Composter,

  60. ramono April 10, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    As an Architect Certified in Green Building Construction I love this ANDREA eco-air purifier, the way we combine technology and nature to produce something that is escential to the humanity and life in general. Indoor air is generally considered to be three times more toxic than outdoor air and Health effects from indoor air pollutants may be experienced soon after exposure or, possibly, years later.

  61. c carbonell April 10, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    I am a credentialed Teacher, K-12. I am also a Volunteer Sustainability Coordinator, which means I spend my \”free\” time working with children, K-8 working to develop the viability of the \”outdoor classroom\”. I supplement students\’ lessons in the natural sciences with hands-on activities in a school community garden. We learn about the environment, how our ecological system works and how we are a part of it. We all learn how to work WITH rather than AGAINST Mother Earth and discover that not only may we breath easier, we may achieve a higher quality of life: environmental, economical and social.

    I would love to have one of these to demonstrate how nature is truly where we must find the solutions to our current challenges. It sounds as if the Andrea Filter is bio-mimicry at its finest?

    Mother of two,

    Volunteer Sustainability Coordinator,
    Certified Teacher,
    Certified Master Composter,

  62. Flash123 April 10, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    I need Andrea, because Andrea needs me. We would coexist synergistically thriving off
    each others root existence, our life forces ebbing and flowing to the existential hum of the universe. When Andrea needed boost I would exhale a little more CO2 and in turn she would oxygenate her fragrant flatulence. As we cozzied by the roaring fire I
    would compose green Haikus and the mute Andrea would nodule with pleasure. We would age gracefully together dreaming of a time when modernized laws would recognize man/plant marriage. Goodnight Andrea.

  63. sburns April 10, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Cough, cough. The Andrea Houseplant Air Filter is the most beautiful and environmentally conscious new necessity I\’ve seen since I got my first computer. My husband, son, and I live in Manhattan and we have little coughs that never completely go away. Cough. Looking at the streamlined modern design, with the strong, little, hard working plant inside will invigorate us physically, mentally, and emotionally!

  64. malvina April 10, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    me and my husband have a lot of health problems we are 70 and 76 years old, and both have asmasma and enver zingiana lung troubles,and we have pets with lots of hair and they have allergys allso.and skin allergys, and shedding hair,and we live on a dusty highway, out in the country,and the paper mill is just a few miles away from us and the air is polluted, and the plants from flowers and trees drop yellow pollenment in to our home. its very hard to keep it out it clings to every thing even our cars,and building, we had open heart surcerys, i had 2 surcerys,and lots of other problems we also have,and the smells of fumes from the cars make us sick.we cant afford any thing to help us filder it out we live on a very small monthly income, we have a lot of doctors bills, for meds,etc, and lots of other bills, it really gets hard around here at times,well i could add more to this list it,ll be to long. thank you for your time, thank GOD for andrea,so long for now,have a nice day,

  65. theyellowpebble April 10, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    well, we have a fantastic little son and we want him to see how fantastic nature works and why this is an important reason to save our environment. small things can achive a great fortune so this fantastic gadget would serve very well :) !!!

  66. jamitbailys April 10, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    As an asmatic who livs in a victorain tyneside flat in Newcastle in England this filter would truly be, belta! My bed room is at the front of the flat which is south faceing. Although this gives me plenty sunlight, which is great. The fact that I am unable to open my windows, due to the fact there painted shut is not. This does mean with summer on its way, the air quality in the room in which i sleep is not great…So please think of me far, far away when deciding which lucky devil gets the privilege of such a charming house plant!

  67. southpaw April 10, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    My wife suffers badly with allergies this would be a tremoodus help toher

  68. Noelani April 10, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    I have been looking into purchasing an air purifer for awhile now, but don’t want to use a lot of evergy.

    I live on the Big Island of Hawai’i on our active volcano and here we have emissions called “vog” that arises from the lava that hits the ocean and from its vent. It affects many respiratory systems of the healthy and can be a fatal trigger if your respiratory system is already badly compromised.

    Anyway, I would love to test this product, and if it does run on reusable energy (plants), there are many dear to me who would be interested also.

    Thank you for reading my post,

  69. bison61 April 10, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    40 times more efficient than HEPA or carbon filters-that is great this would improve my indoor air quality

    tiramisu392 (at)

  70. shsu8587 April 10, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Any excuse to add more green to my home is enough to make me want this. Relief from my allergies and dust problems (as serious as they may be) is just a bonus!

  71. Pancakepopple April 10, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    So as to make a long story short, I sincerely do need the Andrea Air purifier for many reasons. I have been a cat lover and owner all of my life, and ended up adopting a cat from New York City where I lived for a summer interning, after a roof collapse at the Animal shelter I volunteered at that summer. She is neurotic and wonderful, but a bit later I started feeling sick after having her around. I was tested and low and behold I am allergic to my cat Tumbleweed (and also to dust mites, fusarium mold, and feathers). But as a member of my family, Tumbleweed is here to stay!

    As a graduate student in Washington DC currently I am living with my roommate in the District of Columbia, after a rough few months in our current apartment we will be moving to a new one in a safer neighborhood, but with disadvantages for my allergy prone self (carpeting!) . With all of my allergies and the expenses of living in DC I have been unable to buy a purifier for air. The Andrea one is eco-friendly and fits my lifestyle (both my roommate and I are vegetarians) and I spend most days cycling from place to place around DC. It would be truly amazing to have an ANDREA.

  72. cll123 April 10, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    We are proposing to design an Andrea like system for a 3.5 million SQft airport and would love to have a sample of a working system in the office to help guide our design sensibilities and practice what we preach. A small gift could make a huge impact on a very important project and other projects in the office because genius is contagious.

  73. Inventor2015 April 10, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    This post is from the future. I just had to come back to thank Inhabitat for sending my family the totally wonderful ANDREA air filter. You see, the air filter actually saved my life. I know this sounds quite remarkable, so let me explain.
    Back in 2010, I replied with the winning post to your contest (under a different name of course) and won the air filter. After just 1 week of clean air circulating through my home lab (I’m an inventor), the constant hum of the fan drawing air across the plants leaves gave me a novel idea – what if I could establish a communication channel to the past by sending entangled photons thru a quantum filter, just like how the Andrea filters air. Long story short– It worked!!!
    In just 5 years, I managed to come up with a device that can communicate with the past!
    Now, your probably wondering how the Andrea air filter saved my life… As it turns out, the quantum processing engine I invented emits charged CO2 (similar to Ozone) particles that affects my life threatening case of asthma. I never noticed the side effect of the device because the Andrea sucessfully filtered all the contaminants out of the air. So, as my first post to the past (I haven’t announced this great invention yet), let me say THANK YOU!!!

  74. peggyenglish April 10, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    I NEED an ANDREA because I love the fact that it doesn\\\’t need filter changes~no filters in the landfills means one more vote for the planet!!!

  75. bronzy April 10, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    i have allergies. have you ever heard that one Paul Simon song ‘allergies’? if you haven’t give it a listen, it’s a top notch depiction of what i live with. this little gem would provide prodigious relief.

  76. DTDavidson April 10, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    My house could really use an air purifier, my husband and I have allergies and my cat has asthma.

  77. rdmartin74 April 10, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    I would love to have an Andrea! I have two children with bad allergies and they are constantly plagued with issues. I have an air filter now that helps but would love to have an Andrea in the home not only to help with the air issues but to continue to teach my kids the totally awesome things nature can do for you. Thanks!

  78. moushka April 10, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Wow what an amazing concept!

    My hubby has awful allergies and this would be great to clear the air so he won\\\’t feel so bad.

  79. luma84 April 10, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Hello, Im from Argentina, Im an Industrial Design student and I love to recive the inhabitat weekly. This time you offer a great present, actually I just move to live whit my boy friend, and our house is full of plantas. Indoor and outdoor plants, and I have a lot of tulip bulbs. Some of those grow and others no. They required an extra care. I think that this product can help to see my tulips grow.
    And, another good reason for this present is that On April 14 its my 26 birthday… oh… My best present!!!

  80. teganaubrie April 10, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    This is the first time I\’ve seen anything like this– how cool! We just found out our 14 month old has allergies, so in addition to me cleaning the house daily (think sweeping, vacuuming, the whole shebang) Andrea would make our lives (or at least our peace of mind) so much greater. Thank you for the opportunity to win one!

  81. matty1720 April 10, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Ultimate conversation centerpiece, its good for you, and it looks like a prop from a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.

  82. sarahwoods April 10, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Since I have allergies this plant filter is so fasinating; the benefits for fresh O2 and the reduction for air pollutants without the hassle for plants. Please excuse but within the busy scheduled day to day activites plants can sometimes be ignored.

  83. kristina April 10, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Because life is an exchange. I take care of plants and they want to take care of me. onelove

  84. cjstephens April 10, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    I get terrible allergies each spring, my building does not have air-conditioning until late May, and keeping the windows closed is not an option on days like the ones we had last week with temperatures going into the 80’s. Filtered air is the only way I can get by.

  85. burento April 10, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    I live right next to the freeway (101) and having the ANDREA in my studio would not only add some nice decor to the place, but it would certainly help reduce some of the emissions making their way into my place. I have some bamboo, but they aren’t cutting it (not to mention aren’t the best air filters anyways). :-)

  86. kwityszyn April 10, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    i dont think i can compete with any of the above 😉 its a cool devise tho!

  87. getaclue April 10, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    I need ANDREA because I like my room, its my kingdom! And I wanna treat it with some freshness! 😀

  88. jonlevin April 10, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    I live on the top floor of an old brownstone in Hell’s Kitchen with a leaky roof that the landlord has consistently failed to address. The sheetrock ceiling in my apartment gets wet every time it rains, and mold and mildew grow above it unabated. As a result, I suffer mold-related immune-system symptoms such as rash, fatigue, depression, etc. If there is anything that can filter my air effectively, my health, strength and energy would return and I’d be able to help make more of a difference in the green revolution.

  89. tmk April 10, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    i need to win the air purifier because i am surrounded by nay sayers who don’t understand why stuff like this is important to me. i am slowly and covertly trying to convert these nay sayers and something as nifty as the andrea air purifier will certainly help peak their interest.

  90. mehill April 10, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    I am an artist and as you are probably aware artist studios have issues with air quality. The Andrea looks like a good way to address the air quality health concerns for artists.

  91. tbigelow April 10, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    I live in San Francisco in an old apartment with a cat. This poses a few problems. SF air is really not the best. Whenever we leave the windows open, the everything slowly gather black dirt and grime from outside. Since it’s an old apartment, we have to open the windows to get any kind of fresh air. And my cat, as much as I love him, he’s a bit of a problem. It seems that I have the largest group of friends that are allergic to cats, so maybe, just MAYBE they would be able to hang out at my place for once : )

  92. jlgrobe April 10, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Becouse i would like to give it to my girlfriend, she lives at the downtown in Buenos Aires, on a flat that its only windows faces an interior gap on the building that here in argentina is called “aire y luz” (air and light) wich is an small closed courtyard (9 m2) on the interior of the building and goes from ground floor to the top, 15 storyes high, like a tube. Contrary to its name, it haves a very bad air and light cuality.

  93. dada April 10, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    i have been following Matthieu Lehanneur\’s work for a few years now, and am glad to see that one of his amazing works have been brought to fruition
    i am an architect and currently studying design and technology, with a focus on interactive sustainable design
    so i would love to get my hands on the Andrea, only to hack it and make it even better..

  94. MamaWags April 10, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    I love it! I’m just recently married. We have three adorable kids 5 1/2yrs & younger, plus a new large black lab puppy, & 5 indoor older kitties. Anyhow, we love plants But with with the kitties we are unable to have any plants indoors. This would allow us to have an indoor plant that would filter our air. Maybe our best friends could actually come over to our home (the husband is allergic to kitties). I’m sure it would even help my dust allergy.
    Anyhow, I could think of a thousand reasons why I’d love to have it, But I’m sure in all honesty that someone needs it more than we. But, I know as a single income family how difficult it would be to actual afford one, even if I really want one.
    Good luck ya all ;D

  95. trayter April 10, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    here’s why i need an ANDREA houseplant air purifier:
    our firstborn is due in 3 weeks! not only is it in the midst of the desert spring allergy/pollen season, we have a dog that loves to shed Everywhere. my wife and i are constantly sneezing, despite the well-circulated space we keep with the windows often open. this would help immensely, and would live right next to baby’s crib. :)

  96. fire346 April 10, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Our apartment is uncomfortably warm year round in a building that does not have air conditioning resulting in us having to leave all the windows and even the balcony door open.

    Unfortunately this allows all the pollution caused by the cars on the street into our home. And once spring arrives and the air warms up, we both have terrible hayfever and causing us to have to choose between coughing and sneezing all the time or essentially cooking in our home.

    The ANDREA would be a perfect solution to tackling hayfever and staying cool at the same time.

  97. m0n177 April 10, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    I have recently gained an interest in how to make my life more eco friendly/green! Sustainability should be incorporated and exercised in every aspect of our lives. The air purifier filter seems like a great way to purify my air and relieve me of my allergies.

  98. jdavisharte April 10, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    I need an ANDREA air filter, just like everyone else here – we ALL need fresh air! I had this on my Amazon wish list ages ago…but I’m still wishing. I sit here breathing my cat’s stink as I type. My baby daughter sleeps not feet away from her dirty cloth diaper pail-well covered, but still stinky. My bunnies & dogs shed as the spring air warms.

    I don’t believe this will make the home completely less stinky or magically tidy, but the real reason I NEED this – every bit helps, is because I’ve been working 4 long years on my Master’s thesis in Design & Human Behavior, which addresses the question: Do houseplants affect preschooler’s attentional behaviors? (yes, good air is part of that cognitive/psychological process). ’nuff said, I should hope.

  99. redhairedgirl April 10, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    This is so great! I want this because so many of the plants that clean the air are poisonous to animals and I have a cat that just can not stay away from greenery! I want plants in my house but I’d rather a healthy pet. And this looks to protect the plant so my critter can not devour it!!

  100. bethbot April 10, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    My boyfriend and I have both been suffering from sinus issues for years. Living really close to a busy road way means that pollutants and dust are constantly an issue. We\\\’re trying to live more holistically, so we\\\’re staying away from OTC medications and electric air purifiers that suck energy. We would love to see if the energy efficient ANDREA could improve our air quality and make it easy to breath once more!

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