Artist, designer, and plant expert Linda Hsiao has designed everything from eyewear to toys to handbags and gardens. But her "succulumps," as she calls them, really caught my eye. Melding a California '70s sensibility with a 21st-century appreciation of low-water, easy-care plants, these succulumps are truly an unusual and unexpected way to display these favorite plants. And while I usually shun macrame, Hsiao's deconstructed, wilder look to the tecnique is a vast improvement on the typical '70s macrame style. These plant hangings remind me a little of Fedor van der Valk's string gardens as well.
Hsiao is also in the process of creating a collection of ceramic living sculptures, including jewelry and other succulent grouping systems. Do you like the look of these hangings? Would you try something like this at your home — or better yet, on a garden patio or outdoor Summer seating area?