Linda Hsiao Garden Designs

Another Cool Way to Hang a Succulent

Artist, designer, and plant expert Linda Hsiao has designed everything from eyewear to toys to handbags and gardens. But her "succulumps," as she calls them, really caught my eye. Melding a California '70s sensibility with a 21st-century appreciation of low-water, easy-care plants, these succulumps are truly an unusual and unexpected way to display these favorite plants. And while I usually shun macrame, Hsiao's deconstructed, wilder look to the tecnique is a vast improvement on the typical '70s macrame style. These plant hangings remind me a little of Fedor van der Valk's string gardens as well.

 

Hsiao is also in the process of creating a collection of ceramic living sculptures, including jewelry and other succulent grouping systems. Do you like the look of these hangings? Would you try something like this at your home — or better yet, on a garden patio or outdoor Summer seating area?

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