Japanese artist Aki Inomata creates intricately crafted plastic habitats for hermit crabs, which are influenced by the architecture of major cityscapes including New York, Tokyo, Bangkok and elsewhere.. These fantastic little cityscapes atop hermit crab shells were part of a body of work titled “Why not hand over a shelter to hermit crabs?.” Keeping the welfare of the animal in mind, Inomata studied the needs of the hermit crab and used a CT scanner to image the interior of sea shells so she could build the shelter in a way that hermits would find similar in construction to their usual exoskeleton.
Even if you don’t possess the green thumb necessary for an indoor garden, you can still bring the tranquility and beauty of nature into your home or office with the extremely low maintenance and hardy plant – air plant. A glass jar, natural stone, sea urchin, wood or even wine cork, will be the prefect place to grow air plant. Here are 11 Cool Air Plant Zen Garden we rounded up for, hope you can get some inspiration from it and create your very own air plant zen garden.
This contemporary house in Poland is designed by Widawscy Studio Architektury, for a family of four. The interior is dominated by light tone color like white and natural oak, which contrasted well with dark gray and some colorful decoration. Living area (kitchen, dining room, living room) was connected seamlessly, created an open and welcoming space. Love the stairs between the kitchen and the dinning room, separating the function areas without adding some blocking.
The Porthole, designed by Crucial Detail design studio in Chicago, is a simple and beautiful infusion vessel that can be used for cocktails, oils, teas, or any infusion imaginable. It was a very successful project on Kickstarter one year ago and gained significant attention after is debut. Made of iron and glass, the beautiful infusion vessel can be used to make all kinds of drinks, and also as a work of art. Just load it with fruit, herbs or whatever else you want, close the glass plates and you can pour the liquid through the opening.
Here are some specification about the porthole:
- Holds 390ml (13 fl oz) of liquid.
- Made of precision ground and tempered Low Iron Glass, food grade Delrin, food grade Silicone, and Stainless Steel.
- Three photo-etched stainless steel filter screens of varying densities.
- One flexible silicone cap to seal the contents for longer term infusions.