Art and Design

The Plant Pot that Walks Into the Sunlight

All images: The Play Coalition The nifty new ‘plantbot’ is a plant pot with the ability to seek out sunlight as it moves and changes

posted on 10/30/2008
katherineliew
Scribol Staff

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All images: The Play Coalition

The nifty new ‘plantbot’ is a plant pot with the ability to seek out sunlight as it moves and changes over the day; ensuring optimum sunlight for indoor plants.

Created by London design group The Play Coalition, details of the plant bot’s inner workings are scarce but we suspect it uses a robot that constantly takes images of its surroundings, then evaluates whether the space next to it would have more sunlight than its current position. We’re not entirely sure whether it also senses furniture and errant pets but if it does then it’s pretty impressive.

Martyr, the Energy Saving Fundamentalist
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The Play Coalition’s better known creation is ‘Martyr’, a monkey-shaped energy-saving lightbulb. The ‘energy saving fundamentalist’, as its creators have labelled it, is a simple visual reminder that we should be pulling all appliances out of their sockets when not in use – an environmental statement for your home as well as a conversation piece.

Unfortunately you won’t be able to find either of these creations in stores or online any time soon, however, if you absolutely love these and want to pressure their creators into making them available to the rest of us, head on over to The Play Coalition website to see these and some of their other environmentally-savvy designs.

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katherineliew
Scribol Staff