My idea for product design is a miniature home garden, with small furniture and plants etc. Within my project there are many areas that I need to expand on so that I make sure that I am able to achieve what I want.
plant-able paper; in order to make this, paper needs to be broken down in water to a pulp, in the same fashion as when it is being recycled (I have been previously experimenting with recycling Christmas wrapping paper), add the seeds to the pulp and press it into a sheet and dry quickly and thoroughly in a warm place with blowing air.
Dehydrated soil; to make the soil able to be shipped etc. I must make sure it doesn’t spill everywhere, one way to do this and avoid waste packaging is to dehydrate and condense the soil. The method is quite easy and simple, just to pack the soil into a cookie cutter or other mold and press and compact it in, then leave it to dry in an airy place.
Plant Species; it is very important that I look over the species of plants i put into my plant-able paper as a normal sized plant could easily overgrow and overpower the small garden, therefore the smaller the plant the better. I found a few websites that have offered me a plethora of different ideas for plants I could provide in my kit.