Sponge Vase: InVaso by Stefano Claudio Bison

InVaso is one interesting looking vase because it’s made out of sponge, the same type of sponge you use to wash your car. Sponges are meant to hold water, which is one of the necessary factors to keep plants alive. Realized by industrial designer Stefano Claudio Bison, this container or vase is holding soil and plants, which contain other elements like mineral salts. So essentially what you have is a container of plants and soil that in turn are containers themselves of minerals and other elements.

They resemble clay pots that you see everywhere but in fun, vibrant colors.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.