Growing Sound: Ceramic Plant Pot Hides Musical Secret

Singing to plants is a tried-and-true trick for getting them to grow bigger and more beautiful, but what about turning their containers into speakers? Irish designer Niall Diggins created Ceramic Sound, a flower pot that is not only an attractive home accessory – it’s also a high-quality surround sound speaker. For people who hate the look of boxy speakers mounted all over their walls, this might be the perfect compromise between great sound and attractive home decor.

The speaker is on the bottom and the watertight flower pot is on the top. The flower pot comes in a variety of colors and comes on its own or with a speaker, so users can switch out colors to match their decor. Will the sound waves from your music affect the way your plants grow? That remains to be seen, but you’ll definitely have some of the most stylish speakers around.

submit to reddit
See more in Audio & TV or under Gadgets. January, 2011.