Today, it occurred to me that the refrigerator is full of fresh, but dead, foodstuffs. There are a number of creative companies that are working on home micro-farming—perhaps it may be an appliance trend of the future? From the top down, this unit features two shelves of plants, an algae layer, a tank for raising fish and shrimp, and, at the base, a container for organic waste material. The system is designed to cycle nutrients from top to bottom. philips
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.