No, nobody shoved a light up a plant's yahoo to make this lamp. It's actually an orb with Tillandsia, aka air plants, attached to it. The plants need no soil to survive. Just light, air and a spritz of water every now and then. I'm guessing the orb is water tight so the spritz won't end in a sizzle. To read more about the lamps and its creator Kara Bartlet, visit Inhabitat.