Australian-born Anna Macoboy has a love affair with plants, gardening, and in recent years the versatile material of concrete. After relocating from Perth to Brooklyn she decided to open Tasi Masi, an online store stocked with handmade concrete planters, kokedama, gilded leaf prints, and vintage ceramic jugs, among other treasures that Macoboy refers to as “nature art.” The shop is inspired by the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi: “the appreciation of the imperfections of nature and the transience of natural beauty.”
Among all of the shop’s offerings, we’re particularly taken by the concrete planters. Macaboy explained her fondness for concrete in a recent interview by Homemade Modern: “I am obsessed with concrete and think it is such a fantastically beautiful, natural and sustainable material. I particularly love the way it weathers over time and develops its own beautiful patina.” Macaboy went on to say that she loves the materials because it’s “affordable, accessible and customizable.”
Maybe that’s where our own love affair with her planters stems from, too.
See examples from Macaboy’s collection of concrete planters below:
Above: The Tiny Concrete Planter–just 1.5 inches by 3 inches–comes painted in white, pink, or gold. All of the Tasi Masi concrete planters are finished in a water-based sealant to avoid leakage and can be purchased empty or planted with a cacti or similar indoor plant that will thrive without drainage. The Tiny Concrete Planter is $18 for an empty planter and $22 for a planter with a plant.
Above: Larger round planters in the collection measure 7.5 inches in diameter and 3 inches tall. The Dipped Concrete Planter has been hand-dipped in white, pink, or gold paint. The planter can be ordered unplanted for $55, or planted for $65.
Above: The Striped Concrete Planter gets its color from a modern triangle painted down the side of the pot. Available in white, pink and gold, the planter can also be ordered unplanted for $55, or planted for $65.
Above: The Plain Concrete Planter doesn’t have a colorful swatch, but textured top studded with tiny pebbles makes it stand out from the crowd; available unplanted for $55 or planted for $65.
Above: Anna Macoboy, owner of Tasi Masi, holding on of her concrete planters. To learn more, visit Tasi Masi.
N.B.: This is an update of a post originally published on April 21, 2014.