The world may have replaced once-flourishing countryside with modern concrete cities, but nature surely hasn’t lost her lure. In fact, urban community gardens are becoming commonplace, as are ‘green roofs’ and ‘green walls’.
Perhaps in response to this, Dutch architect Haiko Cornelissen has created picNYC – a table with a grass tabletop.
The lightweight aluminium table forms a framework for grass, soil and a stone drainage bed, bringing the experience of picnicking on the grass into the thick of urban household settings.
The grass is real so it needs to be cut regularly, though I imagine it's entirely worth while; if we all spent moments tending to a garden each day we'd surely be better off. You could even plant herbs and vegetables for a living, edible centrepiece.