A little tutorial I wrote on how to make seed balls.
Prototypes of new rings for Wearable Planter. 3D printed by Shapeways.
My bike planters were featured in the Georgia Tech School of Industrial Design 60th Anniversary show.
Fab.com asked me to share some photos of what inspires me. Here’s what we came up with!
As you know, inspiration is one of our most important philosophies here at Fab. We asked designer Colleen Jordan, who lives in Atlanta and makes the adorable plant necklaces currently available here, to share some of the things that inspire her work.
This is a view of my studio. It’s really small, but it’s the perfect size for me. The building was an old church until about five years ago, and my studio was a music classroom before I moved in. I kept the piano bench; it ended up being the perfect work bench.
Atlanta Botanical Garden
I love going to the Atlanta Botanical Garden whenever I need a little bit of inspiration. This picture was taken in one of the tropical plant greenhouses. I like going in the winter, because I can walk into the greenhouses with the tropical plants and the birds they have roaming around, and pretend that I’m on vacation somewhere warm.
I find some of the gross things in life really fascinating. I saw this mold on the bottom of a glass that got forgotten about. At first I was repelled by it, but I had to take out my camera and snap a photo—the colors look great together.
Paintings by Patricia Bell
I’m really lucky to have creative friends to bounce ideas around with . My roommate Patricia paints as a hobby, and these are some of the paintings of hers that I see every day.
I’ve been traveling a lot over the past month, and observing people in new cities is one of my favorite things to do as I go from place to place. I saw this guy on the street just blowing bubbles on a gross, windy afternoon. It definitely made my day feel warmer.
I took this picture on the side of an abandoned building near my apartment. I’m always amazed to see the art and tags that mysteriously creep onto the walls of forgotten buildings.
Thanks y’all! (via fab)
If you haven’t already seen it, Wearable Planter is having a sale on fab.com from now until Tuesday at 11am. If you haven’t already bought one, go get one now!
Wearable Planter on Thingiverse: print your own wearable planter!
I’m opening up some of my older wearable planters for everyone in the world to print at home on their 3D printer (everyone has their own 3D printer, right?!). Download them from Thingiverse.
If you follow along my other social media outlets, you’ll know that my company Wearable Planter got to display at the New York International Gift Fair last week. NYIGF is an event held twice during the year that gives designers, companies, manufacturers, and retailers all the chance to connect to bring products to stores.
I was invited to join as part of Model Citizens, a group I worked with last year as part of an ICFF Satellite show. In all, we represented 14 different independent designers and firms at this event. We managed to pull together a great group, including furniture makers, a helmet painter, tee shirt printers, ceramicists, jewelry designers, and more. With almost no budget and limited space, we managed to pull off a show that went better than
Three bike planters on Flickr.
Blue Bike Planter with Air Plants on Flickr.