Glowing Tomatoes, Couches to Kick, and More Wacky Green Ideas From the Milan Furniture Fair

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Remember those cool growing crystal kits you (or those nerdy science kids) had back in the good ol' days? If you really have a knack, when you grow up you start growing crystal chandeliers...with awe-inspiring results.

For part of his installation for the high-profile Swarovski Crystal Palace 2010, Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka suspended a globe covered in naturally growing crystals in a huge tank of water. His intention: to "incorporate the element of beauty born of coincidence."

Read more: Milan Furniture Fair 2010: Japanese Designer Grows Chandelier Out Of Crystal

Photo via Swarovski