The Mealbox: A Table That Packs Into a Box

From Norway, comes this “Mealbox” table — it’s a Japanese-style dining table with chairs that can all be packed in a box, because it is divided into parts that resemble jigsaw puzzle pieces. The table is made of birch plywood reinforced with carbon fiber. Available from Igland Design.

Bonsai Tree In A Can

From Japan comes this small but efficient plant. It’s a bonsai for an indoor garden on a desktop or a windowsill. The tree can be repotted in a larger pot or outdoors for growing larger. They are $12 each from Branch. Found via Ecofriend

Picopad: Wallet-Sized Pen and Pad

A Picopad consists of 15 sticky notes and one tiny pen, that are designed to fit into the credit card slot of your wallet. The pads themselves are made from a cardboard-like material and come in a variety of colors. They feature two small push-out tabs to make it easier for you to pull it out of your wallet. There’s …

How To Grow Fresh Air

Author B.C. Wolverton originally began his research to investigate creating a breathable environment for a NASA lunar habitat. What came of that research was the discovery that houseplants are the most efficient filters of common pollutants such as ammonia, formaldehyde and benzene. (See our list of the top plants for cleaning the air).