VIVO Walls’ Plant Holders

Wood and steel meet repurposed glass liquor bottles in these functional art pieces

Philadelphia-based videographer/photographer Rocco Avallone often has his lens focused on musicians. His documentary collective Out of Town Films has traveled the world to capture live sets, often in intimate spaces, from indie bands. When away from the camera, however, he makes striking, useful sculptures of wood, glass, steel and plants. The industrial design grad started sketching ideas for vertical planters when he ran out of …

New Ways to House Air Plants

Four unique vessels worthy of displaying the exotic, alien-like plants

Thriving without soil and growing into alien shapes, the rootless and pretty low-maintenance tillandsia—more commonly referred to as “air plants”—requires a throne worthy of their exotic uniqueness. Tired of standard vase or terrarium options, we searched creative ways to showcase the endearing freaks. There’s something for every personality and home or office decor here. EarthSeaWarrior Ursula Manaf-Pitt pairs the weird with weird: her Brooklyn-based shop …

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: The Green Thumb

From tools to tomes, present ideas for expert gardeners and succulent-killers alike

Whether buying for an expert gardener who has acres of backyard or an apartment-dwelling succulent-killer, there’s something for every kind of plant enthusiast this season. From beautiful watering cans that double as vases, to traditional Japanese gardening tools and even books about plants (for those with the heart but not the touch, regarding taking care of greenery), our gift guide for green thumbs—of all skill …