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Terra-cotta planters are ubiquitous, but these pots (available in white or natural clay) by Brooklyn-based designer Megumi Yoshida update the typology with a mod geometric bent. Only downside: The opening in the top is tight, requiring a tiny trowel (or teaspoon?) to add soil.
Berlin-based Atelier Hors-Serie has a pretty remarkable selection of handcrafted clay pots in all shapes and sizes. The AT collection shown comes in a natural or contrasting engobe finishes, which give the planters their unique color combinations, and it's worth a click over to their site for some great options for outdoor greens.
The geometric Shard Planter Bench is more than just planter or bench—it’s a sculptural piece of art. Designed by Charles Constantine for Planterworx’s Element collection, each Shard Planter Bench is custom made to the dimensions and specifications desired by the client. It’s an investment piece, though a truly spectacular one.