TED-ed, When Plants Talk.

I’ll be the first to admit that I have a problem with addiction. I am addicted to TED Talks and TED-ed. Seriously, I can sit down on the couch, fire up the Apple TV and watch this stuff for hours. The content is always relevant, I always learn something, and in the case of the video below, I get to watch an animation that looks so wonderful, and lush.

Craeted by London animator/illustrator Yukai Du‘s and Jiaqi Wang, this This four and half-minute TED-ed lesson explains how plants can communicate with each other.


Coens Plamp, Plant/Lamp is Seriously Awesome.


This post was originally published in 2010. This product is no longer available, but there many similar items on the Coens site.

I saw this and it made me smile. Plamp is a new lamp designed by Coens that uses a light-emitting surface to turn the leaves into the actual light source. The effect is really quite stunning. There isn’t any real technology information on the site, but Plamp is available to order via an email link. According to the Coens site, “The leaves are produced on demand of the required leave suitable for the selected plant in your home.” OK, that seems like a weak translation to English, so I am betting there is a considerable lead time so Coens can match the leaves in your house plant as closely as possible.