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hanging teardrop terrarium garden - set of 2

by Zsuzsanna Barbu
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  • the story

Desert Rain

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 magnificent, modern terrariums, sculptural air plants act as muse and enshrined attraction. These whimsical glass droplets filled with white pebbles serve as picturesque environments for a duo of low-maintenance air plants. Group this elegant pair together to form a lush, modernist garden, or take a cue from the artist and suspend the planters from two surprising spots in your home to give those neglected nooks a little pick-me-up. Made in Brooklyn.

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jute twine, glass, air plants, pebbles
Small: 5 " H x 3" dia; Large: 6.5" H x 6" dia
AiAir plants and care card included. 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.
  • the maker

Zsuzsanna Barbu

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.

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