ISSUE 58  |  On the Mountain

Curb Appeal: A White Mailbox That’s Green

February 06, 2013 12:00 PM

BY Janet Hall

Here’s a clever idea to add a bit of low-maintenance green to a front entrance: the Green Mailbox, a mail collector and wall mounted planter in one.

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Above: A product concept designed by Marcial Ahsayane and his Brussels-based Ashayane Studio, the Green Mailbox is a play on the the classic square wall-mounted mailbox. It offers a plant shelf situated at the lower end of the tilted roof. (We are hopeful that Ahsayane’s client will put this into production.)

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Above: Built-in irrigation: A trough runs down the center of the roof to a spout positioned over the pot on the wall mounted planter.

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Above: The spout funnels rainwater to its desired target.

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Above: A generously sized interior mail compartment next to the wall mounted planter.

(N.B.: In the market for a new mailbox? See a few of our favorites in our earlier post: 10 Easy Pieces: Mailboxes.)

This is an update of a post originally published September 3, 2012.