We’ve just recently been turned on to sagegreenlife, a site that promotes products in their living design collection. We received their lamp called Ambienta. It is modern, in sleek white—what I would call “new age plastic” and nurtures small plants while giving off a glowing lamp light. It is gorgeous and looks super clean, adding an ambiance to almost any setting.
It would look great on a kitchen counter because of the brilliant green of the plants juxtaposed against the luminous pristine white. The lamp supports hydroponics and it was designed by architect Daniel Pouzet. Since it’s based on plants growing in a calculated medium, the lamp is fed water very slowly and simply while the light can be controlled depending upon which species of plant life you’ve chosen from ferns to succulents, herbs or tropical.
All plants are hand-selected by in-house horticulturists, grown to ideal maturity and pre-rooted in soil-free hydroponic plugs for effortless transplanting and instant enjoyment.
If you are what’s commonly referred to as a “brown thumb”—someone who kills most plants they buy, this may be your option. One palette of plants fills the lamp, this means 1 palette = 6 plants.
Sagegreenlife says, “Plants ship on Mondays and Tuesdays, all plant orders are shipped 2-day to ensure freshness. Please be aware there may be time periods when we cannot ship live plants due to extreme temperatures.” We’re told the growth material lasts the lifetime of the plant.
You only have to look at the lifestyle photos on their website to see how this plant life and lamp can augment your surroundings. We think it looks especially beautiful on a vanity or bathroom counter; the glow of the smooth lid can act as a great nightlight for guests on a side table. They look marvelous in a kitchen filled with herbs (not to mention you can clip the leaves for live cooking herbs).
It’s pricey at $270. But can provide light and aesthetic design for a long time. The Ambienta would be the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Check out their other products too, such as Edelwhite, a beautiful frame that suspends the plants, even on a wall!
About the plants in the FAQ section it says, “The hydroponic growth medium in the base of the lamp is inert, meaning that mold will not grow in it like other soil based options. And because there is no standing water, you won’t have to worry about any smell, algae or other unpleasant side effects that could result from having a standing water tank. We recommend cleaning the exterior of the lamp with either a damp rag or an all-natural cleaning solution that won’t impact the plant life.”