LYFE: Zero-Gravity Growing System

Lyfe is a small planter engineered to float a 12-sided geodesic silicone planter above a wooden base as a “zero-gravity growing system”. Similar to the magical Hoshinchu Air Bonsai with an electromagnetic base previously devised by the Swedish company, Lyfe is designed to allow plants to float and rotate for even sunlight exposure throughout the day. But let’s be honest, all this talk is secondary to the pleasure of enjoying a floating indoor garden gently rotating at your desk, a subtle technological feat of electromagnetism. Designed specifically with air plants in mind – because of their ability to grow without soil – the planter hides a small drainage system to prevent overwatering.

Fascinating Photo Series “Levitation?” by Bairon Rivera

Maryland-based conceptual photographer Bairon Rivera defies gravity in his fascinating photo series titled Levitation?, which features people jumping, falling, and floating in midair. At times bright and cheery, at times eerie and moody, the photos are always stunning and intriguing. Rivera’s photos take on a surreal tone as it captures acts that are simply impossible in this world: riding a bicycle through the air without the wheels ever touching the ground, steadily walking up the side of a tree, floating precariously above a stream of water. Levitation isn’t just limited to people, either; in one photo, rocks hover around a subject who is suspended upside-down in midair. Looking at the spectacular photos, the viewer can’t help but wonder about the alternate reality that Rivera has created, a world in which people and objects cannot be contained on the ground.