Methinks this should've operated on seed-planting rather than sun-starving, but a cute idea non-the-less. Here's designer Romain Duclos:
You have no time to garden...
"Jardin à la Francaise" is an innovative concept allowing people to personalize a corner of greenery according to their mood. This kit gives an elegant and refined style to your garden in a few days, whether it is for an event, a reception or simply to imagine a short-lived decoration.
Place synthetic field elements on the grass by following a figure on the guide, or invent one of your own!
Leave from 10 to 12 days, removeâ€¦and here is your printed motif field! Your garden is personalized and will stay with this creation for approximately fifteen days.
Allan Chochinov is a partner of Core77, a New York-based design network serving a global community of designers and design enthusiasts, and Chair of the new MFA in Products of Design graduate program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Allan lectures around the world and at professional conferences including IDSA, AIGA and IxDA, has been a guest critic at various design schools in including Yale University, IIT, Carnegie Mellon, Ravensbourne, RMIT, University of Minnesota, Emily Carr, and RISD. He has moderated and led workshops and symposia at the Aspen Design Conference, the Rockefeller Center at Bellagio, Compost Modern, and Winterhouse, and is a frequent design competition juror. Prior to Core77, his work in product design focused on the medical, surgical, and diagnostic fields, as well as on consumer products and workplace systems. He has been named on numerous design and utility patents and has received awards from The Art Directors Club, I.D. Magazine, Communication Arts, and The One Club.