Green fingers: iPhone garden encourages downtime

09 : 11 : 2011 Plants : Gardening : IPad

London – Product designer Samuel Wilkinson has created Biome, a miniature garden with an enclosed environment controlled by an iPad or iPhone.

Biome by Sam Wilkinson, London Biome by Sam Wilkinson, London
Biome by Sam Wilkinson, London Biome by Sam Wilkinson, London
Biome by Sam Wilkinson, London Biome by Sam Wilkinson, London

‘Biome centres on the notion of digital downtime, which encourages you to log off and put devices down,’ says Wilkinson. ‘The concept makes a link between something digital and something physical, allowing people to escape the immediacy and compulsive nature of digital technology.’

The Biome works as a device charger and the user can make changes to the moisture and temperature in the garden environment. For more on how designers are creating domestic objects with plant life, read the product section of our Botanica design direction.

You have 1 free News articles remaining. Sign up to one of our membership packages from just £100 a month.
View Subscription Offers Sign in

What do we use cookies for?

We use cookies to enable the use of our platform’s paid features and to analyse our traffic. No personal data, including your IP address, is stored and we do not sell data to third parties.

Learn more