Twenty-four-hours barely feels like enough enough hours in a day for a normal schedule, let alone the time constraints of a traveler. Although we are wary of kitschy travel inventions that are supposed to “save us time” but really only waste our money, there are a few design-savvy gems out there that really do combine two interesting activities into one.
Like to hike and grow trees? Now you can do both at the same time.
Image: Franklin Gaw
Enter Franklin Gaw. Gaw has recently unveiled a design for a camping lantern that houses a terrarium for a sapling.
Brought to our attention by TreeHugger, the lantern is ideal for folks who take their families camping and want to show them how plants, even trees, begin as a seed.
To use the lantern, fill the bottom layer with pebbles, topsoil, and charcoal. Then add a seed or sapling. Place the lantern in a place that gets natural light, like a windowsill or your hiking trail, and watch the baby tree grow. The lantern’s lightbulb also functions as a heat source for the sapling. Bring the lantern camping and grow your plant as you hike or as you light your path in the night. Once the sapling’s leaves reach the top of the lantern, it is ready to be planted.
Pretty neat huh? No word yet if this high-design idea will actually go into production, but we sure hope it does.