Urbio is a wall-mounted magnetic gardening kit that represents an interesting solution to the physical limits of the modern urban home, a twist on the skyscraper's promise of building vertically.
The modular pucks and tiles accommodate two sizes of pot—the "eco-plastic" emulates ceramic—using neodymium magnets, which are "strong enough to hold almost anything to the wall." Of course, they can be removed with a firm tug, not least in order to water the plants under the sink (pumice at the bottom of the pot absorbs the excess).
The design itself is quite elegant—not unlike "The Bee Station"—while the contents of the pots are a great way to add some color (or life, perhaps?) to any urban dwelling. Even in New York City, where many of us confine ourselves to impossibly cramped apartments that only have a few tiles' worth of wallspace that get sufficient sunlight, Urbio is a neat way to give plants a home within any home.
Urbio is a collaboration between San Francisco's Enlisted Design and Volare Studio. They're only $2,500 short of their $15,000 goal, so help them make that final push to the sum (and get a piece of the vertical gardening action) at Kickstarter!