A Breath of Life by Fraser Ross 2010 from FRASER ROSS on Vimeo.
This has got to be one of the most beautiful little projects I've come across in a long time. Using specimen jars, old electronic parts and a new shape changing alloy called Flexinol, Scottish designer, Fraser Ross has created a delicate series of interactive machines that mimic live plants in their movement. The "plants" remain motionless until a human comes along and breathes into the small opening at the front of the jars, then a little ballet of light and movement happens for a brief moment. Magical. I think I watched this video five times.
via Design Milk