Egg shells would make brilliant plant-pots.
Since real eggshells are nowhere big enough, designers at Branch have created the Egg Plant. Banish thoughts of aubergines and moussaka, because the item in question is a large ceramic ovoid containing soil and plant seeds.
How do you get it to start growing? By treating it like a boiled egg. Tap the top with a spoon and pick away the pieces – then water liberally, place on your sunniest windowsill, and pretty soon your egg will hatch with greenery.
Branch offers a range of 4 plant types, including cactus and lavender, but it’s the mint and basil I’d have in my kitchen, offering sprigs of fresh herbs when needed, and a cheery, natural feel the rest of the time.
You can expect to shell out around $12 an egg (follow the links above).