Book Vase: Surprise Sprouts Right Out of Reading Collection


As your guests inevitably scan your favorite volumes, they note with alarm (then a laugh) that one of them seems to be inexplicably sprouting a plant.

YOY Design Studio (images by Yasuko Furukawa) introduces this small surprise subtly, letting you slot a vase right along side other books on the shelf.

Upon inspection, a simple and plain white volume (with a barely-invisible embossed title) opens to reveal a transparent container so you can pop it off the shelf ‘read’ what is happening between the covers as desired.

“A book shaped flower pot. It can be used both [in isolation] and with books lined in order. It is made of PMMA and PVC for waterproofing. By opening the cover page it stands stably and you can see the soil inside. The title of the book is “THE LIFE OF PLANTS”.”

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