ISSUE 34  |  Summer Travels

Accessories: Recycled Glass Bubble Terrariums from Roost

August 24, 2009 8:22 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Ever since we saw the otherworldy terrariums by New York City–based painter, sculptor, and landscape artist Paula Hayes. we’ve been wondering how to recreate the look. Roost, the Sausalito-based home goods purveyor, comes to the rescue with a line of terrariums made from recycled glass. For a DIY tutorial on creating your own terrarium, go to Design Sponge.

Above: More artwork than terrarium, a Paula Hayes piece can take a year to create. Hayes uses delicate, organically shaped handblown glass vessels; prices start at $8,000 for a completed terrarium. Photo by Eva Heyd.

Above: Made from recycled glass, each Roost Recycled Glass Bubble Terrarium is free-blown without a mold, creating giant glass bubbles that are then flattened and curved into shape. Prices start at $99 for a small (9 inches high) and go up to $165 for the extra large size (19.25 inches high); plants are not included.