The idea for Franklin Gaw was to design a lantern that could function as both a light and a terrarium as well. He wanted to create a lighting product that could connect and create interactions between people and the environment on a more personal level, and that a lantern acting as a small eco-system for a sapling would help facilitate that.
To start, you first plant a seed into the base, and allow it to grow within the lantern. The lantern has a dimmable growth light that helps cultivate the sapling. When the sapling is large enough to plant, you just take the top handle off, and replant the sapling into the forest. The hope is that one day, the sapling will grow into a tree.