Mini indoor architectural planters are terrific accessories.
Rarely are indoor architectural planters as unique and memorable as these cement containers. They look like parts of modernist outdoor gardens but actually they are miniatures, each about 7-inches square. Usually planters are bland and undistinguished. What I immediately liked about these cement babies is their modernist edge. It’s not an easy feature to find. With small planting areas they are suitable for things like mini cactuses and succulents. The staircase is a fantasy element that almost invites the kind of small people that are usually children’s playthings.
The simplest design has one planting area plus staircase. It’s early to discuss Christmas but these containers caught my eye as ideal affordable gifts for friends, or as hostess or house gifts! Said to be inspired by the work of artist M.C. Escher, a trio of these are made by Vagabond Vintage and sold on Mothology for around $12 each.
I cannot really recommend plants for these — as I confessed long ago, I hate gardening. But I’d go to the nursery and pick out some pretty small things or even get suggestions from a friend who gardens. Of course, there are always small orchids which have shallow roots, sprouty greens, or even African violets.