Build an Indoor Garden With These LEGO-Like Planters

If you want to revitalize your living space, get a plant. Adding greenery to your home can improve your air quality and boost your productivity—and you don’t need to be a natural gardener to enjoy the benefits. A new line of stackable planters from Winmart Design makes it easy to grow healthy, vibrant plants without a ton of hands-on maintenance.

As My Modern Met reports, everything you need to keep your plants alive comes built into the LeGrow indoor garden. Reservoirs inside each planter store water, and a humidifier attachment releases moisture into the immediate environment. Both of these factors together mean you can spend less time refilling your watering can and more time enjoying your garden. The set also includes a lamp attachment, so plants can flourish without sunlight.

Another unique feature is the plastic connector: It snaps onto the bottom of each planter so you can stack them on top of one another LEGO-style. Depending on the amount of planters you own, you can configure them to fit any space.

Designer Haobin Lin and his team at Winmart Design launched their product on Kickstarter on April 18 and successfully reached their funding goal. Follow LeGrow on Facebook for updates from the company.

[h/t My Modern Met]

Sesame Street and Game of Thrones Collide in This Epic Crossover

Sesame Workshop, YouTube
Sesame Workshop, YouTube

In the much-debated discussion over who will sit on the Iron Throne in the final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, few have stopped to consider the possibility of Elmo. And yet that potential exists in some small measure, as the Sesame Street character is seen visiting King’s Landing in this public service announcement recently released on YouTube by Sesame Workshop.

In the clip, Elmo is seen sitting down with Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) and Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) to discuss their animosity. In typical Elmo fashion, he’s looking for the two to settle their differences. You can watch the video to see if he manages to convince them that mutual respect is in their best interests.

In 2015, HBO became the exclusive first-run home of Sesame Street, with episodes premiering on the network several months before they air on PBS. While Elmo would seem an unlikely presence on Game of Thrones, it’s probably better than having him pop up on Deadwood or Oz. The final season of Game of Thrones is currently airing and concludes May 19.

[h/t Deadline]

Trivial Pursuit Has Launched a Shakespeare Edition

Oli Scarff, Getty Images
Oli Scarff, Getty Images

Do you know which year William Shakespeare died? Can you recall some of the less memorable facts about his plays, like the name of the nobleman who was in love with Desdemona in Othello? If so, you have pretty good odds of crushing the competition while playing this Shakespeare edition of Trivial Pursuit.

According to British station ITV, the game can now be purchased online and in stores from The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust—and yes, there’s international shipping. Proceeds from the game help support the five Shakespeare family homes and programs that are currently managed by the Trust, which is based in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Ideal for travel, this “bitesize” game doesn’t come with a board. Instead, it has a die, a wedge holder, and 100 cards containing 600 questions. Players will be quizzed in six categories that span Shakespeare’s life and work, including comedies, tragedies, histories, characters, biography, and legacy.

While the questions will certainly be challenging, they won’t be “too obtuse,” according to Shakespeare scholar Nick Walton, who designed the questions alongside another Shakespeare expert, Anjna Chouhan.

“Most people will know something about Shakespeare, whether it’s his works or life and history,” Chouhan said in a statement. “But everyone’s knowledge is so different, which is why writing 600 questions for a broad audience was quite challenging and, hopefully, really rewarding for players to answer.”

Get the game for £13 (about $17) on the Trust’s website

[h/t ITV]

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