Today I am super passionate about the benefits of well-designed spaces and products. Design directly affects the way we live. I believe that good design helps us express ourselves, it helps us be more efficient and effective, it helps us to be aware of our environment, think about our choices and enjoy life’s little and big moments.

That’s why when I stumbled across the Kitchen Nano Garden concept, I got super excited and wanted to share about it right away!

This kitchen brings hydroponic agriculture right into your home. It allows you to sustainable grow a lot of your own food products, controlled by you and free from pesticides and other chemicals. The food industry is one that we need, yet one that also is causing us major problems. I think that being more individually involved in our own food could help relieve some of those issues and can also encourage a more sustainable and mindful life.

Unfortunately, not all of us have access to green spaces or have the right seasonal conditions to substantially cultivate our own gardens. The Kitchen Nano Garden provides an interesting solution and is one example among the growing tend toward living/sustainable kitchens.

This compelling idea is the result of a collaboration between Hyundai E&C and Ill-woong Kwon of Gromo. I believe it is still in concept phase, but it won the Silver Award at the International Design Excellence Awards. It’s definitely an idea I would like to learn more about. How about you?

Naturally, I couldn’t help imagine what it would be like to incorporate this concept into existing kitchen schemes. In the name of inspiration, I think some may blend well with some of the features from the Kitchen Nano Garden.

Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, I hope you are making use of simple design principles and innovation to live your best life.

Have a great weekend everyone!