25 Oct '14, 1pm
Biome is a Smart Living Flora Terrarium You Nurture With Your iPad
to incorporate different types of environments like a tropical, desert, or even a herb garden. Designed to be easily controlled, just by the push of a button, even non-green thumb endowed people could make it thrive. Wilkinson dreamed up this high-tech smart garden as a way to experience digital downtime by finding an alternative use for smartphones. Although slightly counterintuitive, by using the smart devices to help grow a plant it actually encourages their owners to consider a slower life. Biome Terrarium was part of a larger exhibition called ‘Slow Tech’ at this year’s London Design Festival, curated by Protein and Wallpaper* magazine’s Editor-at-Large Henrietta Thompson.