August Editions

Grafted: Plants by Kohei Oda, Pots by Adam Silverman

$41

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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.

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Gro.io

Three Plant System

$1750

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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.

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Natalie Joy

Dracaena Fragrans Plant Mobile

$100

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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.

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Scott Henderson Design

Eleplanter

$35

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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.

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Hello Happy Plants

“Thank You” Bag Planter

$55

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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.

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Stay Home Club

“All My Plants Are Dead” Tote

$25

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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.

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Eric Trine

Double Octahedron Ring Planter

$80

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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.

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Light and Ladder

Spora Ceiling Planter

$200

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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.

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10¹² Terra

Copper Lid Vision Glass

$107

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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.

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Visibility + MOLD

Life Measured Pitcher

$65

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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.

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Thames & Hudson

Indoor Green: Living With Plants

$50

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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.

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Potting Shed Creations

Garden-in-a-Bag: Organic Mint

$10

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Good things come in small packages, and Potting Shed Creations has plenty of them. Their Garden-in-a-Bag range—complete with seeds for everything from cat grass to dill, plus growing medium and coconut husks for drainage—is a gift that encourages getting your hands dirty. Our seed of choice is mint (perfect for cooks and cocktail enthusiasts), which fills the air with a refreshing fragrance.

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Elke van den Berg

Mint Watering Pot

$100

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Handcrafted from porcelain, Dutch designer Elke van den Berg’s mint-green watering pot is not just beautiful to look at, but is also ultimately functional. Dishwasher-safe, with a glistening inner-glaze that contrasts its matte outside, the pot features a slim nozzle—making it ideal for watering smaller, indoor plants. And if you’re a notorious plant-killer: it makes for a lovely vase.

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Nobl

Fluorescent Acrylic Cactus

$25

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SF-based designer Nobel Truong’s cacti are an especially rare type: they give off a glow thanks to the fluorescent acrylic material they’re laser-cut from. Choose from three different species (Saguaro, Echinocereus or moon cactus) and never worry about watering.

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Retro Print Revival

Rocket Planter

$395

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Made in Melbourne, Australia, Retro Print Revival’s Rocket Planters are a sleek and sophisticated way to decorate your house with greenery. Crafted using fiberglass, brass and Tasmanian Blackwood, the design (which is available in two sizes) is super-clean and inspired by mid-century modern lines. It’s a welcoming home for a plant, hopefully encouraging a blastoff to growth.

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Faike

Transcendent Plant

$695

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From new leather goods line Faike comes a snake plant that will stand the test of time, no matter how many business trips you take. Made from black leather and encased wire, the eight individual leaves bend to however you please becoming an adaptive sculpture of sorts.

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