UGH, sometimes I get so sick of my profession. Once again, a product designer attempts to solve a problem with the end result looking tacky and mass-manufactured, with cheap glossy plastic and parting lines galore. This Grobal Self-Watering Planter was
However, ICK. The function of the pot (hydroponic - which is not a new idea but one that differentiates it from other self-watering pots I've seen) is completely overshadowed by the total ugliness of the design.
Here are my reccommedations for both style and function:
Eva Solo Flower Pot (left) is a bit disproportionate (top heavy!?), but I much prefer its slick exterior to the Grobal. I am not sure of the brand name for this self-watering pot (right), but it was another example of an elegant design.
The Wet Pot system utilizes clay, glaze and glass, and exudes a warmth in materials that the Grobal pot severely lacks.