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26 Beautiful Bonsai Innovations

From Solar Powered Tree Chargers to Lush Mini Hobbit Homes

— July 2, 2014 — Eco
Summer is a time for green thumbs to do their thing out in the garden, yet this collection of beautiful bonsai innovations shows that people shouldn't neglect their indoor space just because the weather has vastly improved. The sun might be shining outside, but a touch of Mother Nature indoors keeps everything feeling a lot more fresh and refreshing. In place of typical house plants, more sculptural greenery is a great alternative.

More of a hobby than a chore, these beautiful bonsai innovations not only encourage daily sculpting, which is a relaxing pastime. It is also chock full of contemporary creations that give the illusion of plant life in a practical fashion. For instance, a solar charging tree is a pretty way to charge phones.
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Meticulous Japanese-Inspired Treats
Meticulous Japanese-Inspired Treats
Edible Art Cookies are as Beautiful as They are Delicious
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Inflatable Balloon-Like Plants
Inflatable Balloon-Like Plants
The Air Bonsai Requires Little to No Attention
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Bonsai Tree Chargers (UPDATE)
Bonsai Tree Chargers (UPDATE)
The Electree by Vivien Muller Provides Eco-Friendly Power-Ups
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Eastern Tree Lighting
Eastern Tree Lighting
Enjoy the Asian Horticulture Practice With the Bonsai Lamp
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Miniature Canned Forests
Miniature Canned Forests
The Bonsai ‘Tree in a Can' Product Conceals Petite Plantlife
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Arboreal Calendars
Arboreal Calendars
The Bonsai Calendar Lets You Build and Shape the Months of the Year
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Artistic Destruction
Artistic Destruction
CrashBonsai
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Solar Charging Bonsai Trees
Solar Charging Bonsai Trees
This Solar Phone Charger Merges Design and Technology
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Faux Wired Foliage
Faux Wired Foliage
The Ken To Wire Bonsai Trees Are Miniature Handmade Sculptures
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Miniature Tree Melodies
Miniature Tree Melodies
Let the ‘Music from a Bonsai' Hit the Airwaves
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Building Block Bonsai
Building Block Bonsai
The LEGO Pine by Makoto Azuma is Impressively Detailed and Realistic
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Miniscule Wire Bonsai Replicas
Miniscule Wire Bonsai Replicas
These Beautiful Bonsai Trees by Ken To are Intricately Designed
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Luggage Gardens
Luggage Gardens
The ‘Kibako' Green Trunk
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Mini Tree Lighting
Mini Tree Lighting
Bonsai by Moredesign is Inspired by a Traditional Japanese Art Form
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Solar Powered Tree Chargers
Solar Powered Tree Chargers
The Photonsynthese
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Touchscreen Tabletops
Touchscreen Tabletops
Sleek & Hi-Tech Bonsai Wood Version Table by Roberto Delponte
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Miniature Wired Bonsai Trees
Miniature Wired Bonsai Trees
Kevin Iris Wire Trees are Intricate and Beautiful
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Turning Trellis Terrariums
Turning Trellis Terrariums
Terra by Fort Standard Puts Miniature Plant Life on a Pivot
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Planted Paper Lanterns
Planted Paper Lanterns
The Hanji Flora Lamps Combine Nature with Lighting
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DIY Zen Gardens
DIY Zen Gardens
The Cardboard Bonsai Tree Helps You Stay Calm and Focused
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Bonsai Treehouse Sculptures
Bonsai Treehouse Sculptures
Takanori Aiba Creates Intricate Mini Masterpieces
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Zen Garden Accessories
Zen Garden Accessories
The Sarah Hood Landscapes Collection Puts Peace in Your Hand
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Lush Mini Hobbit Homes
Lush Mini Hobbit Homes
The Bag End Bonsai Trayscape is Fit for the 'Lord of the Rings' Set
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Ultra Small Bonsai Trees
Ultra Small Bonsai Trees
Cho-Mini Bonsai are Made with Cramped Spaces in Mind
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Living Jewelry
Living Jewelry
Bonsai Rings by Julia Goland
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Litter Boxes for Dogs
Litter Boxes for Dogs
Nowhere Butt Here
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