Esty Schmetsy: Succulents, Terrariums and Air Plants, oh my

We’re pleased to share, Design des Troy cards will soon be available in two more stores. One is San Francisco-via-Brooklyn handmade supershop Rare Device, and the other is Portland, Oregon shop Pigeon Toe Ceramics. Lisa Jones of Pigeon Toe makes deliciously exquisite planters and pots (you can buy them at Rare Device, among other shops, and one is featured here in the bottom row), which helped inspired this week’s Schmetsy about the mysterious beauty of succulents and air plants.

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SucculentsGaloremudpuppy
VivaFloraPigeonToeCeramicstohold

Row 1: DarriellesClayArt; weegreenspot; TortoiseLovesDonkey
Row 2: SucculentsGalore; mudpuppy
Row 3: VivaFlora; PigeonToeCeramics; tohold

living stones and baby toes

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For the past few days, I haven’t had a moment to breathe, let alone post something. But when my amazing new succulents arrived yesterday from Monkeys Always Look, I was so happy, I had to share.

The one that looks like a heart split down the middle belongs to the Argyroderma (meaning “silver skin”) genus, and is commonly referred to as a “living stone.” The other plant (that looks to me like a bunch of little sea snakes swimming together) is known as “baby toes” (genus Fenestraria meaning “window”).

I am absolutely in love with them.