Twig – Not so Easily Contained in Brooklyn

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'Sunbather' by Twig
‘Sunbather’ by Twig
(Image © Twig Terrariums)

Since I started blogging back in February, I have come across a few cool ‘n’ groovy things in Brooklyn that I’m keen to see in real life. Not least of these is my blogging bud’ from the very cool travel blog, MarinaChetner.com. Go check it out*. She’s a fab’ travel writer and her blog always features wonderful images, too. (just in case you’re wondering, Marina currently lives in Brooklyn).

Anyhoo, in addition to the lovely Marina, and the Wythe Hotel, and the Diner restaurant, and the Brooklyn Flea market, and, and, and so much more, there is now Twig, as well!

I know, I know – for all you hip ‘n’ happening types out there saying, “Duh! So yesterday!”. This post isn’t pitched at you. This is for the rest of us. The ones at the bottom of the world where it sometimes takes a while for cool stuff to find us.

Twig Terrariums is the Brooklyn based venture, sprung from the minds of two old friends, Michelle Inciarrano and Katy Maslow. They create moss terrariums and other small worlds in antique, vintage, and new glass containers, apothecary jars, science glass, kitchen ware, and any odd glass objects they find on our travels. And, despite the fact that there is no green thumb on my person, I think they are just the bees knees. Do bees have a sense of humour…?

Each Twig Terrarium contains a very special scene using miniature figurines to complete your little green landscape – from idyllic pastoral scenes with cows and horses to angry punk rockers and Central Park muggings.

Have a look…

'Boobies' by Twig
‘Boobies’ by Twig
(Image © Twig Terrariums)
'Picture That' by Twig
‘Picture That’ by Twig
(Image © Twig Terrariums)
'Bike Break' by Twig
‘Bike Break’ by Twig
(Image © Twig Terrariums)
'Basking' by Twig
‘Basking’ by Twig
(Image © Twig Terrariums)
'Lightbulb Moment' by Twig
‘Lightbulb Moment’ by Twig
(Image © Twig Terrariums)
'Full Moon' by Twig
‘Full Moon’ by Twig
(Image © Twig Terrariums)

Twig Terrariums can be purchased at their studio in Brooklyn, selected stores in New York and online (here). They even offer custom orders.

All this is fantabulous if you happen to live in the States.  If, like me you don’t. The girls at Twig have helpfully arranged for you to be able to design your own terrarium by following the instruction in their book!

Image of Twig Terrariums Book

I’ve checked. You can buy it through Amazon here.

*Marina, I do recognise that you are a person, not a thing. Promise.

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Comments (26)

I kinda want them all…!

Hi,
Wow, these are great, I love them and the way they are set out as well, just fantastic. 😀

Hey Kristin – yes! Those two must have such a blast ‘doing what they love’ in their Brooklyn workshop.

Great, aren’t they, Mags? And, just the right level of quirk factor!

I dig!! The works remind me of the classic “The Littles” book series by John Peterson. But with sassy twist!! t.

T – Kinda’ spooky that you say that. Look at this post from today at ‘The Middlest Sister’. It’s all about ‘the Littles‘!

Whoa! Off to visit “The Middlest Sister” now!! t.

Syders! we will meet in Oz soon! So lovely to be included in your homage to Brooklyn introduction. Terrariums – so last year!! haha Just jokes. Whilst i did see a show of them in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden last year, they were definitely now exhibited in the same light as these finds. Se have the Summer Solstice tomorrow – I think the “Full Moon” is the perfect Yin to tomorrow’s Yang!

oops, I meant “not exhibited” and “we have the Summer Solstice”… where’s the edit button when you need it? PS Like those light bulbs too. A light bulb moment, so to speak?

I just knew you would be the ‘cool chick’ who had already seen all the terrariums, Yogi M… (sigh)

haha! cool is what i wanna be tomorrow when I head to a Bikram class in times Square in honour for the Summer Solstice under the ‘shade’ of a 95F sun at midday. yes, Syders. that’s right. Check out my latest post on http://www.bikramyogamusings.com PS Never heard of Twig BUT so funny – have to share this – an event styling company that I used some products from for my wedding has just opened their store in Terrigal. I believe it is called Twig! I read it on my facebook today.

I think I’m going to have to get that book. I hope it tells me where I can buy a miniature guy pulling down his pants!

I want the ‘Boobies’ character!

These are awesome! What a nice find.

Would make the perfect feature on Cohabitaire.com, but rather than pretend I found them myself – don’t suppose you’re interested in doing a guest post?

Ingrid x

Heya Ingrid – I think they’re awesome, too!

If I dod a guest post on cohabitaire, does that mean I’m famous…?

Jx

Ha ha well I guess that depends on your definition of famous!

I’ll drop you a note 🙂
x

PS. How can I contact you?

LOVE. This. I love this type of work – and these ladies are totally news to me! I’d love one but am afraid I’d not be able to keep it well… 🙂

Me too, Shira. I am not good with growing green things… 🙂 Still love these, tho’!

You have such a great eye for art. Are you a spectator only or do you create your own.

Hey GG – That’s a lovely compliment. Thank you. 🙂

I’m a dabbler with a short attention span. Always trying out new things (often before I have completed the last!)

You have such a good eye… My source of art info, you know…

Thanks B – That’s such a lovely thing to say. Phew! Hope I can continue to deliver! 🙂

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