I have to admit I’m fascinated with this PicNYC Table from Haiko Cornelissen Architecten. The folded lightweight aluminum table is designed to grow real grass on the table top, thus simulating the outdoor experience of picnicking outdoors in your own dining room.
Like any lawn, this table sounds like a lot of work, requiring watering, proper light, and of course “mowing,” or trimming the grass. On the bright side, spilling a glass of water at the dinner table is no longer a problem.
So yeah, not the most practical table in the world, but it would be a cool way to bring nature indoors. Or even better, this would be an awesome patio table, assuming (rather ironically) that it can survive outside.