“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.

Wire Tree Sculptures by Clive Madison

Using nothing but wire, sculptor Clive Madison creates tangled trees that grow from wooden bases into dense clusters of leaves and branches. The trees are handmade from single strand wires that run from the roots to the leaves. No glue, solder or other means are used to hold them together, it is purely down to the way the strands are twisted. The beauty of this art is that no two sculptures are the same. There may be similarity of style between pieces, material used, or type of tree being represented, but the way they are made means that every sculpture will be unique.