Easy to live with, and sporty, rugged and energetic as well. These are green guys that can go the distance. And with these pots they also fit into an interior packed with sport references and optical effects. So go mad with paint, and score an amazing effect really easily. And you don’t need to buy expensive sports drinks for your plants - all they need is some water from time to time to keep them in peak condition.
The birds and the bees have always been a big source of inspiration for the arts. They still inspire us every day. Be enchanted by Sarah Illenbergers’ art project, found in edition #6 of The Green Gallery.
Celebrations are all about rituals, and the Sunday brunch is certainly one of those. The perfect moment for a wonderfully relaxed, never-ending feast packed with family, friends, the tastiest things to eat and - of course - greenery on the table.
You’re planning a tempting Sunday feast with family and friends, or just contentedly on your own. There are sandwiches, scones, fruit and other treats. But if you want to make an even bigger impression, serve roast lamb with rosemary from your own garden.
They fit in everywhere, and they’re both handy and amazingly beautiful: these coat hooks made from branches from the garden. Or from the woods, if you’re looking for a good excuse for a nice walk. You can make them easily yourself with this DIY craft project.
In the interior style that’s all about integration, bromeliads are not placed on the table, but are incorporated into it. This gives an exciting perspective and new proportions - the curves of the tabletop contrasting beautifully with the geometric patterns on the pineapples. This design has a serene look in cool shades if you use pineapples plants, but also works well with other brightly coloured bromeliads. Whatever you choose, it’s a great display of ‘liberty, equality and fraternity’.
By providing your specialty palms with a personalised container, pot and plant merge seamlessly. And you can’t get much more personalised than having its own leaves as the pattern on the pot. It looks beautiful, provides a calm appearance and fits perfectly into the interior trend in which organic botanical shapes work together to create an oasis into which you can retreat. How much more specialty do you want your palms to be?
The interiors world has been in a foliage frenzy for some time now – with everyone from high-street homeware chains to glossy homes magazines bringing furnishings and fabrics to life with botanical prints.
When it comes to Ficus, you might think of a green giant in your living room, but there are also smaller specimens. You can easily use these to create an indoor forest, complete with a couple of rugged lumberjacks. A dish like this fits perfectly into the new interiors trend in which fun green elements provide the highlights, and brings a more original slant to indoor gardening. It also works very well to cure the ‘bare trees outside’ blues.
Why not take a look back on a wonderful 2016. Highlights which included sharing truly inspirational stories with Exposé, not to mention beautiful, new editions of our 'sister' The Green Gallery. We hope we have been able to inspire you the past year with fun DIY's, helpful tips, competitions and lots of flowering fun.
Have a crazy and brilliant 2017!
In the serenity of Icelandic moods, you don’t need a lot to make a statement. Express yourself with these airy botanical works of art. To hang on coat hooks, over the dining table or as a modern variant on the Christmas tree.
The table’s laid, the food’s hot and the guests could arrive at any minute. You feel you’ve forgotten something… But what? The silverware’s polished, the glasses are out, the champagne is cold. < Ding dong > Oh nooo! You’ve forgotten to wrap the presents!
Terracotta planters offer a softer alternative to the clean lines and cool finishes of the modernist plant accessories that have been dominating social media of late.
If you fancy embracing the terracotta trend but are not ready to let go of your modernist sensibilities why not combine the two and give your old terracotta pots a new-year update with these creative DIY ideas.
At Christmas time you push the boat out. There’s no using kitchen paper as a napkin today, but attractive linen in a ceramic napkin ring. And to enhance the chic appearance of the tableware, you give it an extra finishing touch: a small bunch of Christmas cheer. Now your table decorations are complete.
That lovely warm cosy Christmas feeling - hang onto it. It’s very easy to make delicate impressions in ceramics with flowers from your Christmas bouquet or sprigs from your beautiful ‘ugly’ Christmas arrangement. It captures the moment, preferably with your favourite and most creative friends.
With so many wonderful evenings around the table in prospect, you may be running short of inspiration. How do I create a relaxed and cosy atmosphere? How to dress the table? Try something different by covering the table with moss.
When it comes to evoking happy memories of Christmases past and filling your space with that festive feeling, nothing beats the power of scent.
And we’re not talking about those synthetic air-fresheners or supermarket candles packed with Christmas-scented chemicals. For a truly authentic festive fragrance - create your own seasonally scented decorations with plants and herbs for the true spirit of Christmas. Here are a 4 fabulously festive ideas to get you started…
Trimming the tree while listening to Christmas tunes and guzzling mulled wine is one of the great joys of the festive season. But squeezing a Norway Spruce in your living room is easier said than done when you’re living in a bijou urban apartment.
But fear not, the festive spirit can flourish in the smallest of spaces with these creative alternatives to the traditional tree.