World’s Tiniest Greenhouse Is a Lamp!
We’ve all seen great examples of green home design, but the Glass Greenhouse lamp by Czech designer Kristýna Pojerová is a true wonder. It is both a miniature greenhouse and a pendant lamp, that wowed audiences the world over at the Prague Designblok 2011. Do you want to grow fresh herbs or decorative plants inside your kitchen? The Glass Greenhouse lamp can do that. Do you want soft, warm lighting to envelop you as you cook? It can do that, too. Best of all, though, it can transform any house, no matter how classic or non-sustainable, into a beautiful green home design. The lighting fixture was designed with a donut-shaped bases, with an opening at the center that allows one to reach inside the glass form and plant, tend to and pick the fresh herbs. The seeds are placed in a gutter-like opening which runs around the diameter of the circular lamp base. Besides the fact that it facilitates easy, efficient access to the plants, it also lets the light of the electric bulb shine out and ensure adequate natural ventilation, for an enhanced microclimate that would nurture the fresh little herbs.
Not only is it pretty, but the Glass Greenhouse lamp is also clever – it makes use of the otherwise useless heat waste of the bulb. Furthermore, the heat can be easily regulated by placing a dimmer over the lamp. So if you’re into green home design, but circumstances have you pent up in the drab, urban environment of the inner city, you know what you need to do to add a little green to your home.