As a child, I knew no greater torment than outgrowing a very specific pair of red shoes. I fumed and threw multiple, impassioned fits, much to my parents' chagrin. I didn't understand why the shoes couldn't just grow with me. I didn't want to give them up. Although now I'm an adult who is (hopefully) done growing, I could theoretically purchase some new, forever red shoes, and that would be that. Wouldn't it be great if all containers could grow with their contents? This new origami flower pot grows with the plant, and it's pretty incredible.
Twin designers Bike and Begum Ayaskan created the concept in their London-based headquarters, Studio Ayaskan. They call the innovative design GROWTH, since, well, the pot grows alongside its contents. Not only does this look rad as hell, it could also help cut down on waste. It eliminates the need to continually upgrade pot sizes as your garden grows, which could totally save you money.
The Ayaskan twins said that the project is an investigation into the relationship between natural and manufactured worlds — the plant and the pot, respectively. It's a super cool concept that looks ultra-modern and minimalist. It's like the plants are growing from hunks of a perfect glacier, or something.
The duo further explained:
There is a strong disconnect between nature and the environments we are used to and comfortable in as humans. The spaces and objects we build and surround us with are very static. In nature, everything evolves, adapts, grows, blooms, degrades, dies, gets absorbed, reused. Nothing stands still. Panta rhei. Everything flows.
Evolution! Flow! Blooming! This rules.
I'll take 40, thanks.
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