So, I'm nnnnot really sure what to make of this. Something about it is slightly unsettling to me. However, it is an interesting concept, so I thought I'd share.
Koshi Kawachi, a Tokyo-based artist, created these "planters" out of repurposed manga. The examples above are radish sprouts.
He calls it "Manga Farming". I call it weird.
BUT, in a world where we all need to learn to become a bit (lot) greener, this project is very inspiring. And there is something nice about how the delicate sprouts play on the surface of the super graphic black and white manga.
Check out his site here (and fall completely in love with his logo, as I have....SO cute.)