Spotted via Urban Gardens Web, floral designer Marissa Pretorius' Opus Studio in Cape Town has a way with seashells we couldn't resist.
Photographs via Opus.
Above: Pretorius, a refuge from the advertising industry, created Opus Studio in 2010. For more of her story, see Urban Gardens Web.
Above: While experimenting with floral design, Pretorius became an admirer of Japanese kokedama. Hanging moss balls are an Opus Studio signature arrangement.
Above: Naturalists, take note. Taxidermy is a natural complement to botanical arrangements.
Above: Philodendrons, succulents, and orchids are low maintenance choices that Pretorius recommends for hanging seashell gardens.
Above: A miniature terrarium at Opus Studio.
Above: More suspended animation from Opus: olive branches woven into a wreath.
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