While growing up, I spent a lot of time making all kinds of things with my Mom. Among many creations, we made arrangements with moss and mushrooms, and potted herbs into cute little containers. Since then - and especially since I moved to New York - I have subconsciously been looking for something to bring creativity and nature back into our lives. My husband and I also love vintage decor. I mainly create with reclaimed objects and materials (old gears, mason jars, reclaimed wood, etc.), and I also use air plants in most of my designs. I feel that these elements alone make my process unique. Cutting, drilling, sanding, and refinishing are my main ways to manipulate objects. I also love to work with unusual, or simply pretty glass. Terrariums are also one of my favorite decor elements. I have no formal design background; I simply follow my instinct in the creating process. I don't have rules; I'm driven by my imagination.
This Side of the Desert
As a little girl growing up in Hungary, Zsuzsanna Barbu fondly remembers helping her mother nurture fragile sprouts and young plants in makeshift flowerpots made from recycled materials. These ad hoc adornments soon filled their home and capture a young Zsuzsanna's imagination.
Though time and distance separate her small hometown from her Brooklyn apartment, the artist still brings her childlike sense of wonder and resourcefulness to all her indoor gardening adventures. In her thoroughly modern geometric planters, a similarly sculptural air plant acts as muse and enshrined attraction. Reclaimed wood is cut and sanded into irregular facets, displaying the wood's intricate and varying grain patterns. A hole drilled at the top of each planter to house a low-maintenance air-plant in an environment in which it will thrive. Group the trio together to form a modernist garden, or take a cue from the artist and tuck the planters in surprising spots throughout your home for an aesthetic pick-me-up. Made in Brooklyn.
Made in the USA
Air plants and care card Air plant will bloom over time.
Care: Rinse air plants under tap water for a few minutes twice a week and allow them to dry before putting them back in their home, provide indirect or artificial light 8-10 hours a day, and fresh air. Protect them from temperatures below 45 degrees and above 90 degrees. Wipe glass terrariums with dry cloth.