Like most women, I appreciate a nice bouquet of flowers from time to time. But as a horticulturalist, I much prefer live plants to dead ones. That being the case, I’ve never had a need for vases and have tended to overlook them when it comes to their design. To me, the best vases are simple and don’t distract from their cargo, which might be why I’m so in love with the vessels in the [ 10¹² ] TERRA line. Their sleek glass faces, geometric shape and metal edges are unobtrusive and give them a great sort of laboratory beaker-cum-museum specimen feel.
According to creators Daisuke Tsumanuma and Kenichi Yamada, “The name of the brand “[ 10¹² ] TERRA” was inspired by the number of cells produced per day (10¹²) and glass cases called terrarium, made for collecting and showcasing plants. We started this brand to create products that mirror the constant changes of life, full of new discovery.” I would love to have a collection of these hung on the wall or clustered on top of my desk. It seems like you could even use these to display and root cuttings at the same time, or to grow water-loving plants. Although I feel the need to point out that letting your succulents stand in water for any amount of time is probably not the best way to keep them happy, I can’t argue that they make for a great photoshoot!
To purchase, visit the online store. At an average price of $125 USD, for handcrafted vases I don’t think they’re unattainable. But an entire grouping might become prohibitive.
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