I just stumbled across these amazing La Fille du Consul jewellery pieces. They are created by the lovely Parisien Delphine Roche de Montgrand. “I make small “sculptures to wear”, “3D trompe l’oeil”. My work plays with the spectator’s sight who wonder if it is old or current, real or false, if it is eaten or not, or if it could melt…” that quote was taken from an interview found here. Be sure to check out her other gorgeous pieces here.
This year I’ve spent a lot of time collecting pictures which inspire me in the development of products for Sow ‘n Sow. With the new year fast approaching us and hopefully many more inspirations yet to come, I thought it might be nice to share a snippet of the pictures i’ve been hoarding on my computer. If you click on the images, most are linked to the source where you’ll get more info.
String Gardens by Fedor van der Valk started two years ago as an IJM project (a creative collective based in Amsterdam). The beautiful objects below are a variation of Kokedama – a Japanese art where plants are covered with moss and placed in a bowl.
The objective of Fedor’s String Gardens is to bring plants to eye level. It’s also about plants finding their balance – as they grow, they get heavier causing the centrepoint to constantly change which means the plants grow in interesting ways almost as if they are floating in mid air.
The plants are watered in different ways – some plants have reservoirs built in where an artificial root made from different kinds of moss transport the water to the ball. Others are woven into horizontal nets which are covered with moss, clover and grass and a dripping system keeps the net wet. Most plants also need to be soaked in water every three days or so.
All the photos are from the String Gardens website. Thanks to Fedor for the information! www.stringgardens.com