ISSUE 62  |  Japonesque

Botanicals as Art from Japan’s Studio Note

March 07, 2013 7:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Delicate sprigs of greenery become artwork when pressed between two sheets of Plexiglas. We're currently coveting Japanese designer Norihiko Terayama's one-of-a-kind dried-flower rulers.

Each of the g,a,r,d,e,n and f,l,o,w,e,r,s rulers Mr. Terayama designed for his Studio Note line has a stem or blossom encased in clear acrylic at 1-centimeter intervals. Each dried flower is placed by hand, in a manner at once precise and idiosyncratic. Quick, find us something to measure:

Photographs via Studio Note except where noted.

Above: Photograph via Claska. Mr. Terayama's g,a,r,d,e,n ruler contains specimens he collected in his own garden. For information and pricing, see Spoon-Tamago.

Above: A side view shows the botanicals sandwiched between two sheets of Plexiglas. The rulers measure 1.5 inches wide by 11.8 inches long by .31 inches high.

Above: The f,l,o,w,e,r,s ruler is $189 from gnr8.

For more of our favorite botanical art, see The Ultimate Pressed Flowers and How to Make Transcendent Pressed Flowers.