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Upside Down Planter - Boskke Sky Planter | Manolo for the Home

Defying Gravity, Saving H2O

Boskke Sky Planters, which recently won a 2011 Red Dot award in the product design category, may change how you take care of houseplants. Especially if, like me, you have any kind of pets in your home with a serious lust for greens (or kids with a thing for dirt). Currently, we can only keep plants in the bedroom, which is a no cats allowed zone, so I have some Sky Planters on order. I know for a fact that as crafty as my animals are, they cannot jump as high as hanging plants. Problem, research, solution, and here we are:

Chance of over-watering = slight.

Counter space, available.

Rethink how you decorate with plants.

Beautiful with an orchid, but perhaps even better with basil!

Designed by New Zealand designer Patrick Morris.

5 Responses to “Defying Gravity, Saving H2O”

  1. The Jananator June 24, 2011 at 8:12 am #

    I like it in the second photo, because it would be awesome for herbs in the kitchen off a pot rack just like that. Otherwise, too gimmecky for my tastes.

  2. JRM June 24, 2011 at 8:25 am #

    I am in LOVE with the orchids. (Then again, I love orchids.) It’d be really interesting with any herbs, too, though. I think an amaryllis would be really striking like that, too.

  3. Carla June 24, 2011 at 9:38 am #

    I think they just look off/wrong. Plus I think the plant would turn and try to grow upward making it look even worse. The plants in these pictures were just planted and have not had time to attempt to grow themselves into a more normal posture.

  4. Sonya June 28, 2011 at 4:29 am #

    I can certaily say this type of art design is very special and would make any space unique.

  5. La Petite Acadienne June 29, 2011 at 8:34 am #

    I’d be worried about the entire plant just sliding out of the pot one day and crashing onto the floor….