Would You Wear Grass Knuckles?

HAF by Hafsteinn Juliusson makes growing jewelry.
Photo: Courtesy of HAF by Hafsteinn Juliusson/Sóley Þórisdóttir

Nope, that’s not a typo. This here is a glistening set of GRASS knuckles brought to you, world, by Icelandic design company HAF by Hafsteinn Juliusson. The four-finger ring is part of HAF’s Growing Jewelry collection which features two styles of single-finger rings, two multi-finger rings (including the above knuckles in question), and two necklaces. HAF explains that the aim of Growing Jewelry is to “redefine modern values” via their “clash of jewelry and gardening couture and organism.” Basically, they think people, especially city-dwellers, should be closer to nature “as nature [is] the presupposition of life.”

Each piece features a tiny growing surface (my suburban counterparts tell me these are called “pots”) wherein an adorable patch of what looks like wheatgrass! Disclaimer: we’re not botanists. And we’re not physicists, either. Thus, we’re a little confused about the science behind all that dirt and living matter staying put while you live your day. We can’t help but imagine little granules of soil and little seedlings scattering all over the place with every gesticulation. Also, how do you water them? How do you store them? Can they hold any other plants? Would 2 Chainz approve? Would YOU wear these grass knuckles? WILL. WE. STOP. ASKING. QUESTIONS. ?.

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