I have always loved air plants, but I have been really getting into them lately. They are awesome on many levels, from a scientific standpoint, to green/healthy environment, and, most especially the mood they create when used in decor. I wanted to share my favorite ideas I have seen. It’s awesome!
This is so creepy-cool. I don’t know why, but I find this utterly appealing:
Or make one of those cool bubble chandeliers with glass balls from CB2.com…
But with a bunch of those glass tillandsia holder ornaments instead, kind of like this:
And then there is the incredible Bardessono Hotel in Yountville, California, which has a living wall of tillandsias (also called air plants). Incredible, right? All photos from Apartmenttherapy.com.
In case you are wondering, the tillandsias are held in by these seriously over-priced things called Thigmotropes:
You can do cool things with them…
But the cheap-skate/poverty ridden person in me says that sinking the stem of these alligator clip photo-holds would work just as well:
You could have your own spooky forest in your house (or Dagoba-esque swamp, if you prefer) by putting a truncated trunk covered with tillandsias in your house, on a micro scale…
Or on a LARGE scale (I want this):
And of course, there are a bazillion cute variations of what you can do with them, like this:
And all manner of really awesome wedding stuff (and I don’t even like weddings, but if I was having a party or something and had no limit to money or preparation time or skill, I would totally do these):
Bouquets/”Floral” arrangements: (They stay alive long after the event! Isn’t that the best! And so visually interesting and awesome!)
I love how you can make a light-weight living room divider with them by poking them into little holes, even when a full-scale ultimate living wall isn’t practical:
Make a shower rain-chain:
Or jewelry (Mmmmmm…love. So zany.)
They aren’t very expensive, you can get 50 for $50 or 100 for $100 on etsy:
So did anyone else load up on these ceramic pumpkin tillandsias at the after Halloween sale this year?
If you don’t know much about them science-wise:
Share your favorite decorative use of tillandsias or other airplants or epiphytes in the comments!