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