Terrarium "stalactites" by Lauren Coleman nurture both succulents and handblown glass techniques in her Fabrik installation at Direktorenhaus Berlin. Coleman, a Brooklyn-based artist, is inspired by her upbringing in the desert landscape of Southern California. Her foray into designing handblown glass terrariums was informed by her early days working in the floral industry and her subsequent desire to create sustainable alternatives to cut flower and perishable arrangements. Coleman makes a point of highlighting certain handcrafting techniques in collaborations with the artists and craftspersons that she choses to work with – specifically in the form of knitted and woven toppers for her hanging terrariums. The earliest Litill pieces were exhibited locally in California, and the line has since expanded to include collaborations with artisans throughout the United States, specifically in Portland and Brooklyn. Coleman sells her small to x-large terrariums (including hanging pieces) from $200 to $800 US dollars
. Courtesy of Lauren Coleman.