Miniature Tree Houses for Houseplants

Artist Jedediah Corwyn Voltz constructs miniature tree houses nestled in and around potted plants and bonsai. The tiny buildings, which range from stylish lofts to minimalist studios, have similar features to their full-sized counterparts, and Voltz has outfitted them with decorative rugs, art objects, and wooden furniture. Some even have minuscule houseplants lining their porches! This incredible attention to detail brings these playful spaces to life, and it’s easy to imagine that they’re inhabited by pint-sized residents. To produce the sculptures, Voltz draws from his decade-long experience as a commercial prop maker for movies. As a result, everything is meticulously handcrafted by the artist, with materials like silk and wood cobbled together into fully-realized structures.

Mygdal Plantlight Brings Life Into Windowless Spaces

Emilia Lucht and Arne Sebrantke of German design studio We Love Eames wanted to create a lamp that would allow greenery to grow in windowless spaces. They drew many different ideas, but settled on one they named the Mygdal Plantlamp , a lamp that would allow a plant to grow inside it, without the use of direct sunlight and water. Arne then set out to create a template for the glass lamp to be shaped on. This involved creating a mold. Then the glass had to be blown for the lamp. Below we can see the glassblowers molds being carbonized. This helps the glassblowers form the glass into the desired shape. The glass blowers then work the glass to create the shape needed for the lamp. The end result is two versions, a pendant lamp and a standing lamp, that both have small plants growing in them, with an LED light replicating the need for sunlight. The standing lamp has a special feature. There’s an electrically conductive glass coating (patent pending), which is able to stream the electricity invisible along the surface, which means there is no cable connection between the power source and the LED light. The lights are a completely self-sustaining ecosystem, where they claim the plants can grow undisturbed for years.

“Air Bonsai” – Floating Bonsai Trees

Japanese designers at The Hoshinchu Team, have created a bonsai named “Air Bonsai”, that appears to magically float above its base. Made from a handcrafted Japanese porcelain, the base or bottom half is “energy base”, with the floating ball being the top half or “little star.” The do-it-yourself kit, allows you to transplant your favorite plant onto the “little star”, and then you simply place it above the “energy base”. Both halves of the Air Bonsai, have magnets installed within the design, that allow the top half to float and spin without being tethered to the base.

Unique Wall Art Using Plants and Moss

Creating graffiti art from moss is quite popular nowadays. But today we want to show you something different. Art We Heart makes unique wall art using plants and moss. From trendy symbols like @ and # to cities like LA and NY, each piece is hand made in Los Angeles, turning plants into a new form of wall art. They even do custom orders.

CELLA for House Moss and Small Plants

Landscape design company ecoid have created CELLA, a product designed to house moss and other small plants. “Cella is a new, creative product designed to bring urban people closer to nature. It is specially constructed of flexible, lightweight plastic to house moss and small plants. Cella creates a microclimate that allows them to thrive both indoors and outdoors. Cella is uniquely adaptable in that it can be attached to walls and roofs, or simply stand alone. This portable, self-contained habitat comes in different sizes and can be linked with other units. Cella’s unique ability to create the optimal microclimate for moss and plug plants make it adaptable to all kinds of environments. The small, organic form of the units make efficient use of space to fit a garden in an urban home or apartment, and can be installed on any surface. There are no limits to your landscaping visions – grow a traditional garden on the floor, or have it climb up the walls and hang from the ceiling.”