Is the grass greener on the other side? Parktone knows.

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Alice Wang’s humorous design for a Grass Scanner proposes a triple-sampled composite return, which may then be matched against reference colors on “Parktone” swabs.

Someone, somewhere, will try and decipher the pixilated names given to shades of green on the low-res card available at her website – and promptly go and check their lawn.

Portfolio [Alice Wang via
Grass Scanner Crib Candy]

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5 Responses to Is the grass greener on the other side? Parktone knows.

  1. Rob "Useless Vitriol" Beschizza says:

    Monopole, that’s fascinating — so you can, say, detect agricultural problems before they start, from satellite imagery and the like?

  2. zuzu says:

    Monopole, that’s fascinating — so you can, say, detect agricultural problems before they start, from satellite imagery and the like?

    Wasn’t that supposed to be the positive upshot of what agribusinesses such as ADM do? (When they’re not too busy suckling at the welfare teat of Uncle Sam’s farm subsidies or patenting seed genomes.)

  3. monopole says:

    Don’t laugh, I recently wrote a proposal in which a commercial use for multispectral imaging was agricultural monitoring. With the right filters, blights and other problems are quickly detected.

  4. morcheeba says:

    It’s like a salmofan, but for your lawn!
    http://www.voccoquan.com/older/Hinrichs/salmofan.htm

  5. erzatsen says:

    well i hope the Parktone Matching System has a better selection of proper reds than the current Pantone system does. 185 and 485 are just not quite it.

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