Designer Chui Chih designed this plant-based breathing apparatus, inspired by the idea that humanity will soon have to adapt to a crowded, urban world with bad air quality. Her vision is showcased in some truly stunning photos.
The design/"survival kit" is part of the project Chiu Chih calls "voyage on the planet." Inspired by the ideas of the world's constant state of flux and humanity's uncertain future, the designer imagined one piece of equipment future humans would have to create to survive. While the design may not actually provide you with enough oxygen in a truly oxygen-free environment, it's more about simplicity. And the beautiful image of this single green plant, preserved in a case, and carried through a world lacking others.
Front and back:
And here's a clean look at the apparatus made:
via Design Boom