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Plantini: A Victorian hothouse for your tabletop
Modeled after an ornate, 19th-century conservatory, the Plantini is a DIY flat-packed plant house kit made from stainless steel that comes complete with a biodegradable planting pot, compost disc and seeds.
Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 11:00 AM
Here’s a lovely, gift-worthy item that I was going to hold off and include in my upcoming Green Monday 2011 Holiday Gift Guide (keep an eye out for that on Nov. 28), but I just couldn’t resist sharing a bit earlier.
Designed in collaboration with Glasgow-based model makers Finch & Fouracre
, Plantini is a miniature (9.5-centimeter) tall replica of a classic Victorian hothouse that comes as a flat-packed DIY kit with stainless steel pieces that fold and lock together (instructions are included). The kit also comes with a planting pot made from biodegradable bamboo and rice hulls along with a compost disc and viola seedlings. The ornate canopy is fully removable for easy watering and the etched glass panes let light filter in while protecting your seedlings. And although it’s sold as a growing kit, I think this charming little metal structure would make for a great decorative addition to an entryway table, desktop, or windowsill sans plant.
The Plantini is available
over at Another Studio’s webstore for £24.95. No word yet if it will be available via stateside retailers, but I’m guessing since PostCardens eventually made their way across the pond, so will this delightful, jewel-like structure.
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