Lounge Loves | Mini forests

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First Published: Fri, Dec 16 2011. 09 04 PM IST

Innovate: Create gardens in limited spaces.
Innovate: Create gardens in limited spaces.
Updated: Fri, Dec 16 2011. 09 04 PM IST
These products are for those who don’t have enough space for an elaborate garden, but still have their hearts set on one. My Sunny Balcony (MSB), a Bangalore-based start-up that specializes in creating gardens in small spaces, is exhibiting its line of garden accessories in association with Fabindia in Bangalore. On sale at a 10% discount, the handcrafted, locally designed terracotta, wrought iron and bamboo accessories can brighten your balconies, terraces and or even your office garden, if you have one.
Innovate: Create gardens in limited spaces.
The philosophy behind the company’s design is to create gardens in limited spaces. “We had to innovate and bring new gardening techniques in order to satisfy the whole ‘it’s time to take the gardens up the elevator and into your homes’ idea that we are trying,” says MSB co-founder Sriram Aravamudan, adding that a lot of their inspiration has come from design ideas picked up from countries like Spain and Morocco. “For example, most gardens in this town called Santorini in Greece are up on the walls,” says Aravamudan, explaining the design concept of the Santorini-style, wall-mounted pots that come in bright colours with support holders made of wrought iron. There are also herb hoops that hold up to four pots in a hoop, giving sufficient space for the growth of small herb plants.
Most pots have been designed keeping in mind the modern apartment. In addition to pots and pot holders, their water circulators are a big hit as ornamental features. The Zen garden water feature made from bamboo comes with a small motor that circulates water.
All the products are available in varied sizes, and range in price from Rs 150 for a small painted pot to Rs 3,500 for a mosaic-decorated urn.
MSB’s products are available at Fabindia, CMH Road, Bangalore, till 18 December, and then at Fabindia, Whitefield, in January. For details, visit www.mysunnybalcony.com
pavitra.j@livemint.com
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First Published: Fri, Dec 16 2011. 09 04 PM IST