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: