These Hanging Herb Planters Are Made From Scrap Boat Sails

March 5, 2015

Miriam Josi and Stella Lee Prowse from the design studio The Garden Apartment, have designed Nomad, a hanging herb planter made from scrap boat sails and covers.


The designer’s description

Nomad is a portable herb planter in the form of folded fabric. The design is adaptable to a variety of environments with limited space for plants. It can hang from a rope, sit on the coffee able, be transported to the window for more sunlight or the user may choose to only plant one side and hang it on the wall to create a vertical garden. The open ended design leaves the placement up to the user.



The form is made out of a fabric rectangle, folded into a double sided pot and stamped with an eyelet. There is a gap between the two layers allowing the soil to breathe and drain.


The design is reduced to its essential structural elements creating an efficient manufacturing process that all takes place in New York City. Nomad is then shipped flat-packed in a 12” x 15” envelope.


Nomad is made from scrap boat sails and boat covers. The materials are locally sourced from the post production waste of sailmakers in the Bronx. Some of the materials are sailcloth from the 80’s that isn’t up to par with the sail industry today.

Design: The Garden Apartment – Miriam Josi and Stella Lee Prowse