Windowfarms are a great way to grow some veggies indoors, whether it's a do-it-yourself installation made with recycled materials (fun!) or an out-of-the-box, designer product (for those who don't have the time).
The stylish Invisible Farm from Tokyo- and Taipei-based design trio MisoSoupDesign falls into the latter, using transparent, hexagonal, hydroponic planter modules that can be configured into any suitable arrangement, and with noticeably less visual clutter than your typical windowfarm.
Invisible Farm was recently installed as part of the Taiwan Wanderer Guide 2012 exhibition at Taichung, Taiwan, and comes with a local inspiration:
It is rooted in traditional Taiwanese window cover, typically known as “Iron bar”, and integrated with vertical window farming concept. The hexagonal unit holds in-take and out-take water supply and can be configured into one window farming field. The installation [consists of] over 50 hexagonal units.
The coloured glass pebbles are an elegant touch, though I'm curious to know how this affects plant growth, or if even it's only decorative plants that would flourish in such a medium.
Little fish are also welcome:
An easy, modular windowfarm that's bound to appeal to the style-conscious if it ever becomes available; check out more of MisoSoupDesign's work on their website.