Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - The Culture Bazaar -

Adding a splash of green to your home is all the rage this sea­son. The founders of Ficus & Jars talk to BAZAAR about the art of ter­rar­i­ums. The ter­rar­ium trend ... His­tor­i­cally, ter­rar­i­ums were called War­dian cases by Dr. Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward, and were cre­ated mainly to pro­tect plants from salt, air, and ex­treme cli­matic con­di­tions dur­ing long sea voy­ages. The idea of plant­ing in glass cases isn’t new, but the mod­erni­sa­tion and eclec­ti­cism has caused the trend. Ficus & Jars’s in­ter­est in ter­rar­i­ums ... We (Faisal and Faizal) love green spa­ces, and both of us lived in apart­ments where space for home gar­den­ing was lim­ited. With the dis­cov­ery of plant­ing small gar­dens in jars, we be­gan to explore and stylise our own de­signs. The per­fect ter­rar­ium ... Comes with love. Any­thing that you do with pas­sion cre­ates a work of art. Al­though artis­tic vi­sion is a huge fac­tor, un­der­stand­ing the core main­te­nance of the plants is what counts. In­spi­ra­tions and ideas ... Graphic comics, movies, and even food. We then merge the two, and voila! Ficus & Jars grav­i­tates to­wards sim­plic­ity. A lot of our de­signs are in­flu­enced by Scan­di­na­vian struc­ture with sleek, geo­met­ric sym­me­tries. Strangest re­quest ... Dur­ing the Star Wars craze, we were sup­posed to create the ex­act in­te­rior of the gal­axy in our ter­rar­i­ums. It didn’t work out as planned, though. www.instagram.com/fi­cu­sand­jars www.face­book.com/fi­cu­sand­jars

Ter­rar­i­ums by Ficus & Jars

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