While your milk carton's seedlings will almost definitely beat out little Stevie Jordan's stupid volcano in the science fair (Baking soda? Where's your molten metamorphic rock, Stevie?!?), you should probably outfit the rest of your place with the help of Shifty, a collection of cisterns, planters, and other home accessories crafted from recycled/recyclable materials by a local team of architects and product designers, whose past works have included everything from Vegas luxury suites to a beer six-pack that could literally turn you into a one-man band. Behold the awesome:
Funston: Cover all your outdoor entertainment bases with a nice big backyard fire pit, which can be flipped to create a nifty ice chest for your patio beers, and even comes with an attached bottle opener -- very thoughtful, even though Red Dog comes in cans.
Fitzwater: This 5ft tall cistern lets you harvest up to 58 gallons of rainwater sans blue barrels, which's easily accessible via built-in spigot, and can come equipped with accessories like a trough and trickle rods, which should probably make an appointment with their urologist.
Cedar: Bring the Earth-love indoors with this small garden planter, which resembles the chart holders in a doctor's office once it's wall-mounted, and allows you to save some valuable floor space for your newest project: the world's smartest mousetrap that can easily tell the difference between acids and bases, not to mention parallel and series circuits.