I love me a good terrarium, so I’m diggin these beauties from Score + Solder. Matthew Cleland, the “traveling gypsy” behind S+S, hand solders these amazing hanging and tabletop capsules himself before planting and styling. Check out more geometric biospheres after the jump: Continue reading…
Now that our new place has a yard, I’ve got a way to get my green thumb on. House plants are fine, but they just don’t cut it. If you’ve seen our wedding pics or spent any time on this blog, you know we’ve got a thing for succulents. So two weeks into our place I’ve already brought the succ to the backyard.
This vintage hardwood dresser was abandoned in the garage and I knew right away I could do something cool with it. Check out the process after the jump: Continue reading…
Following in the footsteps of vertical garden pioneer, Frenchman Patrick Blanc, Swedish landscape architect Michael Hellgren helping to bring nature indoors. Michael’s Stockholm based Vertical Garden Designs also has offices in Lisbon and Barcellona and is interested in global projects. There’s something powerful about these gardens – they command attention. And when paired with beautifully minimalist scandinavian design you get a wonderful ying and yang of structured form and organic chaos. Check out more amazing installations after the jump: Continue reading…
Annnnnnd we’re back! The Holiday Haze is lifting. The Douglas Fir is in the dumpster. The suitcases are unpacked. Back to business as usual. I hope Santa was good to you and your loved ones. And now summer is on the horizon, hoah yeah I said it. It’s never too early to dream of warm breezes and eating outside.
I think these amazing string gardens help spurn that summer feeling, don’t you? There’s not a lot of info on this collective, but you can contact them to get your own little hanging gem. Continue reading…
Artemisia is rad. Y’all know how much we love our succulents/air plants/terrariums… and that is what they DO. A whole store filled with all the awesome stuff you could ever imagine putting in a terrarium. We were like kids in a candy store.
Have y’all seen those commercials for the Pepsi Refresh Project? It’s a pretty sweet concept… if you have an idea for a way to make a positive change in your community, you submit it to Pepsi and then collect as many votes as you can. The two ideas with the most votes get $250,000 to turn those ideas into reality! Well, our buddy Miguel Nelson had this awesome idea to create thousands of edible gardens at schools all over the country. Using his Woolly Pockets, soil, and organic seeds, Miguel has already set up quite a few gardens at local schools here in L.A. There’s even a full curriculum so the students can learn about gardening and healthy eating as they watch their fruits and vegetables grow!
Even though our Woolly Pocket isn’t holding lettuce or strawberries, it sure does make our cramped little bathroom a bit more pleasant. You can see the original installation here, and the upgrade here. We LOVE our Woolly and we think it would be awesome if kids all over the country got Woolly Gardens for their schools! If you think it’s a cool idea too, please click here and vote! You can also click here to learn more about Woolly School Gardens and how they work.
Ooooooooo Flora Grubb just added these charming little cube terrariums to her web shop. At $19.95 for a 2.5″ cube these babies ain’t cheap, but one could make the perfect little gift for a stylish but small desktop.
…or as my calendar says, Tag der Erde (say it like the Swedish Chef – its fun!). So here’s my obligatory post. Well, I already had this in the pipeline – happy coincidence.
Japanese artist Koshi Kawachi developed this unique way to sprout veggies by re-purposing old graphic novels. His manga sprouts are on display at in an installation at the Matsuzakaya department store in Nagoya, Japan.
See that broad leafed plant in the foreground of the picture on the left? Well that plant stinks. Literally. It was a farty smelling plant, so it had to go. It wasn’t just this particular plant; I have since smelled other plants of the same species at nurseries, and they too are gassy. Don’t worry about Mr. Stinky, he has found a nice place in our living room away from our nostrils. It was more that it was in the perfect position to offend the olfactories since the Woolly Pocket is near face level in the bottle-neck that is our bathroom doorway. Anyway, with the addition of a beautiful leafy yellow hanging plant and a variegated bromeliad (which I had always envisioned adding) I think we made quite an upgrade, if I do say so myself.
…and I still have my bouquet. It’s grown a lot and it looks a little different, but still… pretty cool.
And that’s why succulents are awesome.