Here’s a bit more about our latest design – Sophia. Inspired by the interaction
between the natural world and technology, Sophia is the perfect accessory.
You may have already read about Sophia on the main part of our website but we wanted
to tell you a bit more.
The name Sophia has been said to mean wisdom and skill. We thought this was quite fun and the plants growing inside the terrarium we built are very skilled at thriving in the installation. You may also know that our concepts can be quite deep and challenging along the way. Did you know though that Tim went on a few glass and terrarium courses in order to build this amazing construction? Its a thing of beauty in itself and seems to take on a kind of space ship form.
The terrarium was built with an inner heart that is completely enclosed and houses red Kalenchoe and polka dot plants who love this environment. This was included to contrast with the plants that are used outside and around the other other part, where there’s also deconstructed an air-con unit.
Snake skin vine, Ivy and peace Lilies all love air-con environments.
They also clean the air around them! NASA did a report on air cleaning plants that you might like to check out, especially if you work in an air-conditioned office, pop one or two on your desk to improve the air.These plants are wise and skillful!
We shot the terrarium in our basement studio – well actually under the car park. We built a huge speaker stack to encourage the plants to grow towards them through the musical vibrations. Of course we re-lived our raving days!
Model: Laura Rylands, Photographers: Matt & Dave
Laura was so complimentary about our work and loved doing the modelling for us. We really hope to work with her again soon, she was so good at being bendy – lots of yoga! We have a very funny moment when Ana (who made the headpeice) had to go up a step ladder to get to Laura’s head! She’s tall!