Photo via DesignBoom; credit Kfir Schwalb and Orit Magia
The Lightpot is a new design by Kfir Schwalb and Orit Magia that uses LED lighting to grow herbs and small plants anywhere, and grows along with the plants.The Lightpot has an LED light that can be stretched up as the plant grows, keeping the light source an appropriate distance from the sprouts.
And of course it's also a light source for a desk or table.
It's much sleeker than similar devices like AeroGrow, making it great for people with minimalist sensibilities or simply small places. Having green, good smelling herbs sitting on your desk while you work certainly would freshen up the mood in the room.
It's in prototype mode but expected in stores soon in various colors.