Local River: Art Meets Nature

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A self-sufficient aquarium? To an extent, that’s what one could probably call Local River. The latest project from French designer Mathieu Lehanneur features a small aquarium with untrained fish swimming around at the bottom. Various plant life grows around the tank and the fish feed off it as they please. In turn, the plants provide nutrients for the fish and purify the water.

I’m not a botanist, so don’t ask me the scientific details. All I know is that Local River looks beautiful and can be seen in New York City through June 21st. If I have the time this week, I’ll try to stop by and snap some pictures of the exhibit. Which would you rather have in your home? Local River or those Grobal Plants in wacky colors?

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