Exquisite Japanese Moss Ball Aquarium DIY Kits and Air Plants by Gönül Yetim

Brooklyn-based artist Gönül Yetim lives by entrepreneur Justin Beckett’s motto: “Nature has been mastering itself for some time now, and it is an honor to be able to capture its beauty.” Yeti’s goal is to introduce a decorative element from nature, which requires little care. Each geometrical lodging follows a minimal design at the cost of low maintenance. Yeti explains:

“Decorate your home with plants, but without the work that is usually required by thirsty houseplants. Surround yourself in the warmth of nature while adding a sculptural element to your home, even if you live in a city apartment where space is at a premium.

Discover airplants, aka Tillandsias, plants that thrive without soil. Airplants receive moisture and nutrients through their leaves, leaving you with no soil, no mess……and no sad collection of dead plants. Perfect hanging, sitting, in a group, or solo.

Or introduce a water feature to your home, a miniature aquarium with Marimo, an underwater plant that requires minimal attention. No filtration nor artificial light required. A bowl with tap water will suffice.”

Composed from glass, orb terrarium, dried flowers and preserved reindeer moss, each glass encasing is a DIY kit, which are easy and fun to assemble. The magical orbs filled with algae create an atmospheric impenetrable, tiny world, where lush green beings exist. You can find her entire collection in her Etsy shop.

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Loss of wild flowers across Britain matches pollinator decline

The first ever Britain-wide assessment of the value of wild flowers as food for pollinators shows that decreasing floral resources mirror the decline of pollinating insects, providing new evidence to support the link between plant and pollinator decline.

In recent years, there have been considerable concerns over threats to wild bees and other insect pollinators which are vital to the success of important food crops and wild flowers.

Amongst the many pressures facing pollinators, a key factor is likely to be decreasing floral resources in Britain. 

The study, published in Nature combines vegetation survey data recorded over the last 80 years with modern day measurements of nectar to provide the most comprehensive assessment ever published. 

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