Green Mailbox: A rainwater-irrigating letter drop
Take your love of rainwater collection to soggy new heights with Marcial Ahsayane's Green Mailbox, a letter box with a sloped 'roof' that funnels rainwater into a built-in planter.
Well, this is adorable: From lamps to birdhouses to hammocks, I’ve come across more than a couple home accessories and furnishings that leave space for a bit of greenery by incorporating built-in planters. Now, it looks like Brussels-based Spanish designer Marcial Ahsayane has the planter/mailbox market cornered with Green Mailbox, a house-shaped outdoor mailbox complete with a sloped “roof” that funnels rainwater into the potted plant of your choice that sits on an adjacent shelf.
As mentioned by Rob over at Curbed, strategic placement is key here … installing the mailbox in a completely sheltered area would render the whole rain-irrigating-mailbox concept pointless. Also, I’d be a concerned if I lived somewhere that regularly received massive amounts of rain that would overwhelm the resident plant. Still, a lovely design concept.
Subscribe to our newsletter
Remember that kid who invented a way to clean up ocean plastic? He's back, and it's happening
11 things humans do that dogs hate
Watch this lost dog when he finds his family again
12 plants that repel unwanted insects
Meet the defiant grandmothers who still call Chernobyl home
5 homemade lip scrub recipes