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Hanging with LEGS’ Adam Joseph

In our never-ending quest to infiltrate cool spaces, The Inside Source visits LEGS Media’s Adam Joseph in his Brooklyn residence. Acting as co-founder and managing director of the multi-media studio, Adam is the master juggler of diverse projects. “One day we’re creating an interactive music video and the next we’re doing a holographic show” quips the digital sensei, “but hopefully we have more than one day to create each”. Recently dubbed as “a notable player in the world of experiential marketing" by Ad Age magazine, we were eager to see what inspires this man on the home front.

The most refreshing common denominator in his abode? Plants. Lots of them. “They bring a sense of peace to me. I’m also an avid orchid enthusiast” admits Adam. “It could take a year of giving them the right conditions to get them to flower for less than a month… and that’s a sense of accomplishment”. 

We couldn’t agree more so we searched eBay for a few inspirations ourselves — including hanging macrame pieces and other creative terrariums to house your future home plants. Let the green thumbing begin. 

(Photo: Aaron Stern for TIS)

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Hanging Lights
Even in the wintertime, there’s nothing quite like sitting outside beneath strands of hanging lights. Not just any light will do, mind you. (We very much advise leaving holiday lights for the holidays.) The kinds seen here, however, work perfectly year-round. To find these on eBay, make your query specific and type in “vintage style patio string lights.” Click here to see.
(Photo courtesy of Nicole Franzen. Text by Jenny Bahn)

Hanging Lights

Even in the wintertime, there’s nothing quite like sitting outside beneath strands of hanging lights. Not just any light will do, mind you. (We very much advise leaving holiday lights for the holidays.) The kinds seen here, however, work perfectly year-round. To find these on eBay, make your query specific and type in “vintage style patio string lights.” Click here to see.

(Photo courtesy of Nicole Franzen. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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Plant Better 
Brooklyn-based ceramist Cody Hoyt redefines the typical round-or-square planter options with these angular, sleek gems that jut into space, complementing whatever you put inside. Using techniques derived from classic American ceramists combined with Japanese Nerikomi contrast color, you won’t find a cooler holder for your plants. PS, did you know you could buy succulents like the one seen above on eBay? Click here to check them out.
(Photo courtesy of Fox is the New Black. Text by Jenny Bahn)

Plant Better 

Brooklyn-based ceramist Cody Hoyt redefines the typical round-or-square planter options with these angular, sleek gems that jut into space, complementing whatever you put inside. Using techniques derived from classic American ceramists combined with Japanese Nerikomi contrast color, you won’t find a cooler holder for your plants. PS, did you know you could buy succulents like the one seen above on eBay? Click here to check them out.

(Photo courtesy of Fox is the New Black. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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It’s a Small World

Okay, so you want to build a terrarium. You’re going to need a few things. First, find a container. Do you want something round? Cylindrical? Re-purposed? Second, you’ll need your plants. Which plants you choose depend on the closure of your container. Succulents will not thrive in a closed-off terrarium; they don’t need humidity like other plants. If you want to keep your miniature garden living for more than a week, you’ll have to do your research. Thirdly, you must have a good drainage base. And last, you’ve got to have the right kind of soil. The devil is certainly in the details and we’re here to point you in the right direction. TheLittleBlog.com has a great step-by-step description for your D.I.Y. terrarium. And when it comes to supplies, eBay most definitely has you covered. From glass containers to air plants to soil to succulents, you’ll find everything you need online. 

(Photos: Courtesy of Dwell and TheLittleBigBlog. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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A Life in Miniature 

By Jenny Bahn

Maybe it’s just because I live in New York City (a place notoriously strapped for space), but I am obsessed with the idea of tiny planters. Seashells, thimbles, wine corks, even light bulbs - if it’s tiny, it’s plantable. Throw a tiny succulent in there and you’ve got yourself a miniature garden. The plants are inherently low maintenance; they’ll never grow to unruly proportions, require minimal watering, and can be whipped together in a snap. It’s the perfect starter plant project for a girl with gardening commitment issues.

(Photos: Courtesy of Furnish Burnish)