The Bloombox

by Grace Bonney

The intersection of gardening and technology is always an interest of mine. I love it when that intersection helps prevent me from killing plants, but I’ll take any intersection between the two I can get. Bloombox is a new project from Nicholas Hyde that combines an iPhone/iPod docking station with space for a terrarium. The tech side of the project amplifies sound, and the green side provides room for small plants to grow. I hate it when tech products feel too cold or slick, so having something natural growing underneath would be the perfect balance for me.

Bloombox is currently being funded on Kickstarter. Nicholas is looking to raise funds to make a mother mold so he can manufacture multiple Bloomboxes to sell. Right now, Mudshark Studios in Portland, Oregon, is making the existing molds, but a mother mold is needed to increase production.

I’m backing this as we speak, so if you’re interested in finding out more about the project or backing it yourself, click here to read more or click “play” below to watch the info video. Good luck, Nicholas! xo, grace

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