Toby Musgrave’s Green Escapes is a 384-page guide to the world’s most secluded, tucked-away or “secret” gardens. Ranging from rooftop terraces to tiny parks, community gardens and more, the comprehensive list covers a vast number of open-to-the-public locations. It’s a thoughtful guide for those who want to visit gardens while traveling, or others simply exploring their own city.
An ideal size for a few stems, each speckled vase by O-M Ceramic is unique—made by hand and meticulously so. With just enough color, the playful design also feels a little DIY. Thanks to a gloss glaze and underglaze, it’s safe to fill up with water.
Shaped like the cheerful Monstera leaf, these slightly translucent Jennifer Loiselle earrings make a bold statement. Much like the plants themselves, these earrings are also oversized and playful. With gold-plated brass hardware (including the posts), they’re nickel-free.
With a section dedicated to Ren Hang, “Strange Plants III” also features work by 50+ other artists. Published by independent house Zioxla, this 164-page book (like those before it) celebrates plants in art—in weird and wonderful ways. From oil paintings of the foul-smelling corpse flower to a poodle sculpture made from vines, the work within is made for anybody who understands nature is, itself, an artwork.
Super-clever and kind to the planet, these pencils from Sprout is tipped with a seed capsule (be it thyme, basil or flax) for planting once its used down to the end. Sustainable, biodegradable and non-toxic, these wooden pencils come in a set of eight and are perfect for creative kids and adults alike.
With 160 pages of photography by Shuji Yoshida and Joshua White, “Grafted” was printed in an edition of 1250 copies. The book is the upshot of two exhibitions by LA-based ceramicist Adam Silverman and award-winning Japanese plant sculptor Kohei Oda, for which the two created over 100 pieces—combining the former’s textured pots and the latter’s grafted cacti. Separately the artists’ works are beautiful, but it’s their collaboration (as Glenn Adamson say in his introduction) that proves art has no boundaries.
With everything needed to grow at home, the Gro.io Three Plant System comes with buckets, lights (180 watts with spectrum control) and more. The SmartHub controls light, hydration and nutrient dosage and pairs with a free app to control settings and get notifications. Depending on your strain and the desired light cycle, you could grow plants to maturity in as little as eight weeks.
Made from 100% brass, this gorgeous Dracaena Fragrans mobile is one plant you will never kill. Since the material will develop a patina as it ages, it can be hung somewhere warm and dry to slow the process—or the opposite to hasten it. Crafted in Portland, Oregon, it ships flat and needs no tools for assembly.
While the charm of designer Scott Henderson’s self-watering Eleplanter is undeniable, there’s more at play than a cute animal reference. The trunk of the elephant actually functions as a watering reservoir, holding two weeks of liquid. The plant and soil rest in a receptacle with tiny weep holes, situated within the porcelain exterior design. The perforation absorption means there’s no overflow, over-watering or rising soil. Altogether, it’s a clever system for anyone looking for an easy windowsill herb garden.
Handmade, a bit clever, and sure to brighten any room with positive energy, this planter is crafted to look like a “Thank You” shopping bag. Measuring approximately 10 by 6 inches, it comes with an airplant and Hello Happy Flowers even offers a discount on your purchase if you sign a petition to get plastic bags banned in Florida.
Purveyors of goods for the introverted, cynical or sad, Stay Home Club joined forces with artist Kaye Blegvad for the tragically sweet “All My Plants Are Dead” tote bag. Made in the USA and screen-printed in Montreal, the bag is big at 18 by 18 inches (with a six-inch gusset) so it’s big enough for all your gym gear, groceries—or even new unsuspecting plants. Purveyors of goods for the introverted, cynical or sad, Stay Home Club joined forces with artist Kaye Blegvad for the tragically sweet “All My Plants Are Dead” tote bag. Made in the USA and screen-printed in Montreal, the bag is big at 18 by 18 inches (with a six-inch gusset) so it’s big enough for all your gym gear, groceries—or even new unsuspecting plants.
From California-based furniture and object designer Eric Trine, the 15-inch-tall Double Octahedron Ring Planter holds terra cotta potted plants by way of some engaging geometry. The powder coated finish on the steel construction lends beauty to the stable base. And while this Made-in-USA product can handle the outdoors, it’s worth mentioning that over time rust can eat away at the finish—so thankfully its delightful enough to use in the home.
This ceramic and leather Spora ceiling planter—made by Brooklyn-based design studio Light + Ladder—adds elegance to any apartment while freeing up floor space. Sturdy vegetable-tanned leather straps secure a matte stoneware vessel, which is perfect for hosting a fern, flowers or a dangling vine. When fully extended, the planter measures 23 inches tall.
Designer duo 10¹² from Ichikawa, Japan follow up their beautiful prism Terra Hydro Terrarium with another iteration that’s more “open-air.” Their Copper Lid Vision Glass (available in three sizes) was designed to exhibit the entirety of the plant in its beauty—no hiding underneath the soil. It’s yet another crafted vase that allows you to observe both the succulent and its intricate root system evolve over time.
Brooklyn-based industrial design studio Visibility and food design publication MOLD have collaborated on a borosilicate glass pitcher that’s more than just pretty to look at. Whether using it as a wine carafe, a mixing bowl or something else altogether, the pitcher’s colorful silicone rings can be moved or removed entirely according to the measurements you need at the time. Dishwasher- and microwave-safe, it holds hot or cold liquids and promises to be a super-useful addition to the kitchen.
Full of bright and cheery photography by Lauren Bamford with words by Mr Kitly owner Bree Claffey, “Indoor Green: Living With Plants” is a hardcover tome that celebrates the power of flora. Showing off homes all over the world, the book reveals the complicated and stupidly-simple ways in which a little greenery can transform an interior. And, if you can’t keep a plant alive, you can always use the book as a decorative piece itself.