I'm notoriously bad at keeping plants alive. my apartment is full of idiot-proof Ikea fake plants of all varieties, which seem to fool everyone (except for my cat) in to thinking that I can keep any sort of greenery alive for more than a week...which is definitely not the case.
Tableau, an automatic house plant watering tray, looks like something that even I couldn't mess up. it promises to keep herbs and house plants alive and well in a wet-dry cycle that requires no electricity.
the marble version looks especially chic, just a tad too expensive, but I love this idea and hope that someday, I can splurge on one of these and add a few LIVE plants to my home.