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Inspired by lakeside cocktails, linens, summer fragrances, bike rides, bare legs and watermelon juice. 

 

The idea of spending summer days in this perfect little Scandinavian  summer home . 

The idea of spending summer days in this perfect little Scandinavian summer home

Some  Sea Mist Hair Spray  for beachy waves. 

Some Sea Mist Hair Spray for beachy waves. 

 P  lant hangers  from hangers. 

 Plant hangers from hangers. 

Pretty spotted nesting  bowls  (for the pretty summer home). 

Pretty spotted nesting bowls (for the pretty summer home). 

An oversized  basket bag  for weekend getaways. . 

An oversized basket bag for weekend getaways. . 

A bag I imagine   Jane Birkin  would have packed for a weekend getaway in the French country side. 

A bag I imagine  Jane Birkin would have packed for a weekend getaway in the French country side. 

A good use of small space. 

A good use of small space. 

This exotic  light fixture . 

This exotic light fixture

A collection of handmade fair-trade  Ethiopian cotton bath sheets . 

A collection of handmade fair-trade Ethiopian cotton bath sheets

Comfortable animal printed sandals by  Marni . 

Comfortable animal printed sandals by Marni

For summer day dreams, a beautiful mobile like  this one . 

For summer day dreams, a beautiful mobile like this one

EPIPHYTES BY DOSSOFIORITO

I have to admit, I had to look up the word "epiphyte" to fully understand this collection of hanging planters. So to clear it up for anyone else in the dark, "an epiphyte is a plant that grows harmlessly upon another plant (such as a tree), and derives its moisture and nutrients from the air, rain, and debris accumulating around it, instead of the structure to which it is fastened". 

Dossofiorito is a studio based in Verona, founded by designers Livia Rossi and Gianluca Giabardo, that develops projects with the aim to achieve a more comprehensive approach to the design practice. Their latest project Epiphytes, is a collection of hanging glazed ceramic vases that takes an alternative approach to the potted epiphyte houseplants, by allowing the roots to be exposed and grow around the container as they would in a forest. 

In this project Dossofioritto invites us to, "rethink the relationship with indoor nature in terms of a cohabitation more respectful and attentive to the needs of the plant. It, although domesticated, can be free to express itself in its natural bearing."

My new discovery of epiphytes seems like the perfect excuse to bring home a new plant - something I can never resist!