Every Meal's a Picnic With Grass Placemats

Has winter's long and drawn-out run this year completely destroyed your soul? Some of us still won't be enjoying spring-like weather for quite a few weeks, so here's a simple way to recreate that feeling indoors. The next time you sit down for a meal, swap in these faux grass placemats that make it feel like you're… » 3/23/15 4:28pm 3/23/15 4:28pm

How to Create an Automatic Lawn Mower That'll Mow the Lawn for You

You don't even need to buy a Roomba lawn mower, all you need to do to rid yourself from the chore of mowing lawns is to make the lawn mower mow itself. How? Be like this guy who strapped his self-propelled lawn mower with rope to a stake in the middle of the yard. The lawn mower ingeniously mows the lawn in smaller… » 8/28/13 7:30pm 8/28/13 7:30pm

Seedbot Makes Your Lawn Lush Without a Lick of Gardening

In some neighborhoods a lush green lawn is as much a status symbol the house it's in front of. It demonstrates the homeowner's hard work and dedication to maintaining every last blade of grass. And that's what makes the Seedbot even more awesome: It's a simpler shortcut to all that praise and adoration from the… » 7/09/13 5:44pm 7/09/13 5:44pm

Silicone Pens Give You The Maintenance-Free Lawn You've Always Wanted

If you love the look of plants on your desk, but have a nasty habit of killing them through neglect, consider this faux greenery as an alternative. What look like tall blades of grass are actually unfortunately-named Pooleaf pens with long wisps of silicone coming off the end. » 7/05/13 6:30pm 7/05/13 6:30pm

How to Awaken Your Lawn from Its Winter Slumber

Whether your lawn is the emerald crown jewel of the neighborhood or has more brown spots than a cheetah, now is the time to give your yard a spring cleaning. If you're just trying to get rid of the dead spots or starting over from scratch, here's what you'll need to do to ensure your yard stays lush—or at least… » 4/15/13 2:00pm 4/15/13 2:00pm

What Is Growing from this Working Computer?

Turning an old iMac into an aquarium is easy; the monitor is already hollow and lifeless, so there's really no risk of ruining it. Mike Schropp over at TotalGeekdom has taken the flora/fauna desktop mod a step further, actually modifying his own working PC to grow wheatgrass from atop its tower. » 5/24/12 10:00pm 5/24/12 10:00pm

How A Parisian Artist Created This Stunning Optical Illusion

An eye-popping optical illusion created by Parisian artist François Abelanet is on display outside Paris City Hall. This work of art looks like a giant grass sphere, but it's actually flat. » 7/06/11 9:58pm 7/06/11 9:58pm

What The Hell Was This Person Thinking?

This is a mask that keeps a fresh patch of soil pressed to your face in order to force you to smell grass while listening to your own breath through the attached headphones. What the hell are artists thinking lately? » 11/16/10 11:00pm 11/16/10 11:00pm

What Would a Green London Look Like?

You can pretty much insert your local area's landmarks in the following amazing images from photographer Andy Spain, because it's an issue that obviously affects us all. » 8/06/10 8:00am 8/06/10 8:00am

World Cup Tech: Natural/Artificial Pitch Hybrids Dot South Africa

The Beautiful Game is played on a beautiful field, typically one comprised of grass. So, when ESPN commentator Adrian Healy said 2 million artificial fibers were woven into the Moses Mabhida Stadium pitch this morning, I was dubious. No longer: » 6/13/10 2:00pm 6/13/10 2:00pm

Grass Lamp Reminds You the Grass Is Always Greener In the Country

Small flat-dwellers are accustomed to having one object perform two functions (my coffee table also stores bed linen, for example), but I've never seen a lamp become a garden. » 2/23/10 12:20pm 2/23/10 12:20pm

Husqvarna Panthera Leo Concept Mower is Electric-Powered and…

Growing up, I hated mowing the lawn. My backyard was huge, my allergies were bad and I was stuck with a temperamental push mower. If I had this battery-powered Husqvarna mower, however, I would have begged to do yard work. » 6/10/09 3:00am 6/10/09 3:00am

Grass Charging Valet Hides Unsightly Cables In Unsightly Fake Grass

A desktop grass garden is tragic. A desktop artificial grass garden is tragic and pointless. A desktop artificial grass garden that charges phones is the last thing you buy before an office shooting rampage. [RedFerret] » 5/11/09 8:50am 5/11/09 8:50am

Tokyo Skyline Contrasts Against Grass Lawns in The Green Island Project

The Green Island Project asks the question "what would Tokyo look like if all its pavement were grass instead?" and answers it with an amazing series of pictures.
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Muwi Concept Lawnmower Turns Waste Grass into Playthings

The electric-sheep lawnmower » 8/20/08 6:18am 8/20/08 6:18am may have tickled your fancy, but this Muwi concept mower from designer Yuli Sung will have you scratching your head. The concept's roughly the same as the sheep: It automatically assesses the grassy areas, and then cuts the lawn without supervision required. Cunningly, it grabs the grass…

Does Pittsburgh Dream of Electric Sheep? No: It's Got One Already

A six-legged robotic sheep, with grass-mowing teeth and GPS navigation: gotta be inspired by Philip K. Dick, right? Yes, it is: Mower was created by Osman Khan, a visiting professor at Carnegie Mellon's School of Art, and is on display as part of the Bigbots exhibit at the Robot 250 festival. Mower roams around… » 7/15/08 5:28am 7/15/08 5:28am

Grass Photography Grows Your Snapshots

Photosynthetic photography is by no means a new technique, but it's certainly new to us. By placing a "canvas" of grass in a darkroom and shining light on it that first passes through a film negative, artist/scientists have been able to tweak the chlorophyll levels of blades of grass and create living photographs.… » 5/16/08 12:30pm 5/16/08 12:30pm

Wired Cuts Through the Latest Electric Lawnmowers


In keeping with our "Laziness in Domestic Chores" theme, we bring you the electric lawnmower shootout. That way we can rid ourselves of all the annoyances of gas mowers once and for all, but still keep our yards in tip-top shape. » 6/15/07 4:19pm 6/15/07 4:19pm