The Boskke Sky Planter will lift anyone’s spirits. Here are the “how” basics: To hold the soil in, a tabbed disc collar is used and locks in place. Mesh is provided that one may cut to fit around the plant stem for added protection.
Watering? A specially designed internal reservoir feeds water gradually to roots, minimizing loss of water from the usual gravity drainage. A plus for water conservation fans.
Who designed these? Patrick Morris in his last year at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art & Design in London. The product recently won a Gold medal at the Biennial of Industrial Design competition at the Museum of Architecture and Design, Slovenia.
Don’t worry: Sky Planters come with instructions and the Boskke Sky Planter website has a demo video and great gallery of pictures. They say “our several years of testing have found that a small amount of soil may initially fall out when the Sky Planter is first hung, but it will quickly compact and stabilize.”
Where would you hang your new Sky Planters? I can think of a few places:
- In my bathroom where I like to do my floor and counter cleaning fast and without interference.
- Over the urinals at Grand Central Station.
- In an arbitration office elevator where levity is scarce.
- And I’d probably really appreciate a Sky Planter during a hospital recovery period. Maybe they’d hang nicely on an IV pole.
Think of the potential. They are immediate eye-catchers possessing the wow factor, they are unexpected, and are natural mood enhancement devices.
Sky Planters can be purchased at various locations and online. Click here for retailers in your part of the world. Have fun turning your world upside down.
Nancy R. Peck