1. “Fluidity” dish rack and planter. Designed by Milan-based studio DesignLibero, this dual function dish rack directs excess water into the sections where the plants are placed. An elegant solution for small kitchens. (via)
2. Plastic Bottle Garden. I love this idea of presenting plants using upcycled plastic soda bottles. It was designed by Brazilian design studio Rosenbaum in conjunction with the TV show Caldeirao do Huck.
3. Pallet Garden. No matter how tiny your balcony or porch is, with a little wall space you can have a vertical garden. Here are DIY instructions for building one yourself.
4. Brick Biotope encourages plants and wildlife to nest in buildings. These bricks can be used as a home for sparrows, or a planter for a vertical garden. It was recently introduced at FABRIKAAT, a Dutch exhibition showcased in the Ventura Lambrate District for Milan Design Week. (via)