We may not have changed out of our Hobnob-encrusted robe and sweats in a good few months, but that doesn’t mean our plants can’t be done up nicely. In fact, we can now live out our fashion fantasy vicariously though them, thanks to Bodega Rose.
The New York City design studio creates super stylish plant paraphernalia inspired by things that youth culture idolises, like killer streetwear. Think planters shaped like Nike x Sacai sneakers and Prada bucket hats.
Handmade in Japan and constructed out of jesemite, Bodega Rose’s chic offerings were created by designer Olivia Rose to make plant life appealing and accessible to everyone; an oasis away from concrete buildings and the dreaded rat race.
The concept stemmed from Rose's desire to make plants as exciting for people as new sneaker drops. "It’s really exciting for me to see younger kids excited about getting my plants in these shoes or basketballs, and they’ll ask their parents if they can have one. Then they want to take care of the plant and it teaches them responsibility,” she says.
While some have dismissed "the plant revolution" as a social media fuelled obsession, Rose knows it goes well beyond trendy aesthetics. “Plants are a very visual representation of cycles. There are periods when your plant might not be looking so good and then it’s having a good moment, and there’s something about that that makes you feel good about yourself, too.”
Scroll on for the planters your need to reach for when next you require a stylish abode for your foliage.
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