One moment I think I’ve seen every type of planter or terrarium there is out there, and then the next, I’m finding something so cool, that it would be remiss not to write about!
Introducing the Nomad portable herb planter by The Garden Apartment; a collaboration between Australian Stella Lee Prowse and Swiss Miriam Josi. Both product designers, they met during their time at Parsons The New York School For Design and not too long after, The Garden Apartment was born!
Made from folded fabric, the design is perfect for urban environments with limited space for plants. Able to hang from a rope or sit on the coffee table, it can be kept close to the window for more sunlight or just plant one side and hang it on the wall to create a vertical garden.
Made from scrap boat sails and boat covers, the materials are locally sourced from the post production waste of sailmakers in the Bronx, New York. Some of the materials are sailcloth from the 80s that isn’t up to par with today’s sailing industry.
The form is made out of a fabric rectangle, folded into a double-sided pot and stamped with an eyelet. There is a gap between the two layers allowing the soil to breathe and drain. The design is reduced to its essential structural elements creating an efficient manufacturing process that all takes place in New York.
Nomad costs US$32 and ships to Australia for US$10. For more information.