Click and Grow Automatically Waters and Cares for Your Plants
We’re fascinated by the possibility of having healthy, pretty, and useful plants inside urban dwellings. We’ve found quite a few examples of fun and innovative ways to get some greenery in your home. But while we love indoor gardening, sometimes our thumbs are a little less green than we would like. On top of that, our busy schedules occasionally keep us away from home for extended periods of time… not ideal for keeping plants alive! Now, we just might have found our solution. Click and Grow is like an automated green thumb, in the form of smart technology.
Click and Grow has basically two components: the smart pot and the plant cartridge. The system is designed to deliver the right amount of water and fertilizer to your plant to make it grow optimally. Just put in some AA batteries and some water and voila! You’re on your way to sprouting some greenery. The plant will then be watered and fertilized without you doing just about nothing. You just have to refill the water once a month and replace the batteries once a year.
There are three varieties of categories of plant cartridges available: “Beautiful,” “Fast,” and “Useful.” This means that you can get flowers and other colorful varieties, quick-growing plants, or herbs and other edible plants. Most of the plants will start to sprout within one or two weeks so you’ll quickly have greenery in your space.
How amazing would it be to come home after a long weekend to gorgeous tomatoes, basil, and thyme?
Pretty pictures not enough? See the Click and Grow in action:
Would you use an automated flower pot? How do you hack a good garden without a green thumb? Let us know in the comments below or over on Twitter.
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)