Glasshouse‘ by Czech designer Kristýna Pojerová is a mini greenhouse that double functions as pendant lamp. on show at Prague Designblok 2011. The doughnut-shaped base allows one to reach inside to plant small herbs in a radial gutter running around the radius. ‘Glasshouse’ makes use of the otherwise useless heat waste of the bulb, which can be regulated with a dimmer.
It’s on sale here for the equivalent of $1700. Which is a bit steep, given that – if you’re any way handy – you could probably fabricate your own for a fraction of the cost.