I have murdered every plant anyone's ever given me. I'm not sure if you'd classify it as criminally negligent homicide or just plants laughter, but I forget to water them, and by the time I notice the leaves are brown it's too late.
Rotterdam-based designer Sander Lorier has designed the perfect solution for folks like me. Called the Natural Balance, it's a flowerpot that lets you know when it needs to be watered, by physically altering its position:
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I love that there's no stupid apps or Bluetooth or LEDs, just simple gravity and good design.
The Natural Balance has been successfully Kickstarted, and if you want one of the €39 (about $41) units, you'd better hurry—at press time there was less than a day left to pledge.