Designer Xindong (Jonathan) Che wants to add more greenery to the modern world without the hassle that comes with taking care of plants. That's why he transformed an average hourglass into a miniature greenhouse called Lives Glass. The plant lives in the bottom half of Che's glass creation and, in the top half, there sits a water tank. When water is poured into the Lives Glass, it slowly trickles down to the plant using drip irrigation without causing over-hydration or dehydrating your green friend. There's also a little hole at the bottom that releases the plant's oxygen for air purification.
Not only is this invention designed to look great in any home or office, it also provides its owner with a stress-free, air purification system. To learn more about this project, you can follow Che on Behance.
Photo via Xindong (Jonathan) Che
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