Thursday, October 28, 2010

This weeks new Terrarium Workshop grads.... Good Work!

Another lively group of people came to our most recent terrarium class last tuesday. Much fun was had, much was learned, and many new terrariums have new life in them. We really enjoy showing people that they can do this. Classes abound at both stores, Brooklyn and Chicago! Anyone can learn about the art of terrarium planting for sure, and we would love to show you how.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Such a good group of terrarium class peeps!

We had a nice terrarium workshop last night, pretty fun! It is so great to see everyones different styles, woodsy, clean, packed, simple. And the choices of terrarium critters is always a funny one. A couple mail carrier figurines, a couple dogs, a rabbit. Love it! Everyone left with a new addition for their homes, and we like that.

working it out!

Teachers rule!

two amazing styles
super cool science type beaker, and you might not be able to see the Gator in the white planter, but it is way neato in the forest of succulents.
Variation, and scale.... Perfect

This in not just a jar, this is a new world. Nice work!

This rabbit has no idea its being stalked by a cute little pup..... run rabbit run.
Yes you did!
If you are interested in signing up for these classes, just contact us here at the store. We list our events on our website, Brooklyn store will give you Brooklyn class info, Chicago store will give you Chicago class info. Hope to see you at the next one.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Trick or Treat.... how about grow and grow?

Black Cat and Skeleton, the latest super ghostly Nyokkis. Stop in, or grab them at our site

Nyokki means "grow, grow, and grow" and that's what a Nyokki does. An adorable cast of original characters, Nyokkis are hand-made in Japan from glazed ceramic, shaped like an egg with little fabric legs. All Nyokkis are filled with a soil media and rye grass seed. Nyokki are easy to grow - seeds germinate and grass grows to full height in less than two weeks. Style Nyokki's "hair" or cut it and watch it grow again!

Friday, October 8, 2010

I love you Purple Oxalis

I like the way you close at night

I like the way you shine in the sun, your backlit just right in my eyes

I like your little tinkerbell flowers

I like your funny tuber roots

I like your toughness, yeah.... you sometimes look skinny and all gangly, but really... your tough.

I love you Purple Oxalis

our little buddies, the dancing pots, and succulents

Pumkin on a Stick

This is actually in ornamental pepper family, but don't these just look like little pumkins? Secret thorns come with these little plants.

Agate Ornaments, Object that hangs just right.

These are pretty great right? Lookin' good, so good.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Hot Chicks!

yep, we said it, and that is all there might be to say about these ceramic chicks... HOT! Ceramic, Gold, and that baby chick stance.....

Fall Lookie Looks!