String Gardens in the spring photographed by Annelie Brujin
This morning I awoke uncharacteristically early (4:30am!) and alert and couldn’t for the life of me fall back to sleep. So, I enjoyed a little viewing of the sunrise, got to work on a couple of client projects for my design company Hello Hello Hi, then perused Pinterest for a good twenty minutes who thankfully updated their Terms of Service.
I have a project in mind that I want to try in April that involves string art, so I browsed Pinterest for inspiration and didn’t expect to come across Fedor Van der Valk‘s String Gardens (pinned by Laura Hubbell). While my project doesn’t involve gardening, I couldn’t resist sharing these incredible photos of Fedor’s String Gardens throughout the seasons.
I love it when form meets function and Fedor’s self-supporting string gardens fit that bill perfectly. Visit Design.nl to find out what inspired Fedor to create the string gardens.
These pieces are perfect for indoor or outdoor use and topsy turvy’s can’t hold a flame to these beauties. If you’re in Amsterdam, these are available for purchase at a shop called Pompon. For those of us who live elsewhere, we’re left to admiring these wondrous works of functional ar via the internets.
Curious about how Fedor tends to these gardens? Check out thes whimsical instructional illustrations by Elsa Dray Farges on the String Gardens website.