Stones that can grow plants! You’d have expected this in an old fable. And yet a designer comes along and makes this seemingly impossible thing possible; with the help of modern technology. “Living Stones” is a concept by Minina Tanya. Her creation envisages a stone-like plastic container that’s hooked onto a computer. These stone modules are living quarters for house plants “without water.” The modules are actually fed water via a computer. The plants are connected in a system of a smart house and can be constantly observed by the owners. The Living Stones render themselves to tweaking through a lighting interface on their surface. Minina conceptualizes these coming in three sizes – S, M and L – housing violets to palm trees. The idea behind endowing a modern (?) stone with life-support is to make pots in the garden as close to nature as possible.