All posts tagged: plants

4 Things that Caught my Eye

  Images from top left to right: I know cacti are easy plants to look after as they relish a lack of water, but if you want even more low maintenance plants make your own. These DIY painted rock cacti are so cute and would make a wonderful handcrafted gift. Even better, get the kids to make them! Find out how at Salt and Pepper Moms. This photo doesn’t do justice to Sena Runa’s quilled paper art which she sells on Etsy. Turkish-based Sena folds and curls and quills coloured paper in all manner of things from flora and fauna to dancers and hot air balloons. You can follow her on Instagram. Want a new take on sushi? Japanese purists might be horrified but if you find the sushi rolling fiddly, try making these sushi donuts, adding whatever toppings tickle your fancy. Watch the video on Bloglovin’ The Edit. Although embroidery is not a craft I’m drawn to do, I am attracted to the work done by others. This one would have to take the cake as far as …

Interview: The Morris Brothers and the Bosske Sky Planter

Many of you may already be familiar with the upside-down pot plant holder, The Sky Planter, which started life as an idea by a recent design graduate in New Zealand several years ago and has since gone on to woo people around the world as his company now exports to more than 40 countries, including the USA, much of Europe, Brazil and Argentina. It is such a unique and clever, space-saving and, importantly, environmentally conscious product that it is no wonder it’s as popular as it is. We loved it so much that we have it in our store! So who is the designer and how did the Sky Planter come into being? Creator Patrick Morris actually planned to become a sculptor and after studying ceramic design, he ended up doing a stint in the ‘City’ in London. ‘Though probably not his ideal to be “suited and booted”, this experience gave him the breadth to become an astute businessman’, explains his brother Jake who joined Patrick in starting their own venture. ‘We always wanted to …