Couched as an IKEA hack, this is the kind of do-it-yourself trickery that will work with any table or surface you are not too attached to – specifically: something you are willing to drill a hole in and make other permanent modifications to.

The steps are simple and process should take only a few minutes to complete – you drill a hold down for the plant, screw the lid of a jar up from the bottom, fill the jar with water, screw it into place, and you are done.

The effect is striking: a plant, without a vase, but fully alive, sprouting right from your table – a great single-stroke centerpiece or creative way to deploy living greenery all around the surface of a table, desk or counter.

Designed by Tomokazu Hayakawa, and bonus points for the curiously creative integration of the creator in the background of one of the finished-piece photographs.