August 4th, 2011 | plants, photography, vintage, design | 9 Comments »
I scanned this from a Time Life book simply called Foliage House Plants. Confession: I kinda bought this book just so I could scan Mrs. Ubogy and her terrarium, which she clearly loves and dotes on. There’s a tutorial on how to make the terrarium in the photo, but good luck finding a bottle this huge and awesome. Oh also, you will never keep it looking so pristine. Mrs. Ubogy has you beat.
I also just wanted to point out that your mom was making terrariums before you were. But mainly, I love this photo.
The book is actually pretty good too, by the way.
July 23rd, 2011 | home, plants, photography, architecture, design | No Comments »
Another space to dream about. More images at iiiinspired. All of my dream spaces (for example) are primarily filled with plants and light.
(via here / original photos from Elle Korea)
April 28th, 2011 | local (L.A.), plants, photography, vintage, design | 1 Comment »
In the span of a couple months my crescent Opuntia (which I posted about in February) has gone from this:
April 8th, 2011 | plants, photography, vintage, design | 6 Comments »
This is pretty much my ideal work/think/create space. I look at this picture and begin to drool a little…
(via Old Chum)
April 1st, 2011 | plants, print, design | 1 Comment »
I love these fantastical scientific illustrations by Katie Scott; they are interpretations of the concept of biological hybridization in antiquity. Look nicethat.com/articles/student-of-the-month-katie-scott” target=”_blank”>here for an interview with the artist (who is a 3rd year student, by the way)!
February 14th, 2011 | local (L.A.), plants, vintage, design | 2 Comments »
This is an oddball Opuntia that I got at my last Cacti & Succulent Society meeting (I say oddball because Opuntia’s usually are completely circular, not crescent shaped). I had found this mid-century pot at an antique store and was excited to find the right plant for it.
January 13th, 2011 | plants, sculpture, architecture, design | 1 Comment »
Do you remember when I posted this concept art by Tham & Videgård for the Tree Hotel in Sweden? Well it’s now a reality, open for business. So beautiful! I would love to stay here for about a week, starting right about… now. If only it didn’t cost $550+ a night. Check out the hotel’s site here (this one is called the Mirrorcube). It reminds me a lot of sculpture by Francisco Infante-Arana and Nonna Gorrunova, don’t you agree?
December 9th, 2010 | plants, sculpture, design | 1 Comment »
These sculptures consist of flowers which Aracil has pressed into fragile sculptures- combining two of my favourite things: design + plants. So beautiful and fragile… not to mention temporary, which only adds to their beauty.
September 14th, 2010 | local (L.A.), plants, photography | 5 Comments »
A recent aquisition to my potted succulent collection. I thought at a glance that there were flowers on top, but they’re actually leaves! I think it must be a recent variegation, because I can’t find much info on this species. I think it’s lovely, don’t you? I found a handmade pale green matte glazed pot to go with it.