Charming Planters with Sweet Smiles Carry Bright Blooms on Their Backs

There are many charming ways to display a plant other than using a conventional clay pot. Japanese shop Harimogura has crafted playful solutions to this design challenge with nature-themed planters that hold succulents and small blooms. Adorable aardvarks, kangaroos, cats, and crocodiles are sculpted with personalities that evoke the feelings you'd have with an old friend.

To produce these tiny sculptures, Harimogura uses a cast resin and realistically paints them using lacquer pigment. Each is produced in limited quantities and are made “with time, love, and affection,” something that’s evident from the small, sweet smiles that grace each character's face.

Harimogura sells the entire brood through its Etsy shop.

Harimogura also creates planters inspired by fruit and trees:

HARIMOGURA: Etsy | Instagram | Tumblr
via [So Super Awesome]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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