From AT House Tour in Austin
Mmm succulents! Seeming to be able to withstand so much neglect, these plants have been going beyond the wreath and the centerpiece. Living art!:
Sunset Magazine's Modern Cottage was designed by Casper Mork-Ulnes of San Francisco's Modern Cabana. Very cool prefab!
Tillandsia wall in the Bardessono Hotel in Napa Valley. Epiphytic air plants attached via metal rods that only require weekly misting. By local Flora Grubb and recently featured in NY Times.
Sempervivum succulents seem ideal meh?
From Flora Grubb Gardens
Vertical gardens have been around for a while starting with Patrick Blanc's living walls, but have recently been making a splash, as they act as living works of art perfect for small/urban spaces and require less water than traditional grounded gardens (perhaps much less of a splash, then?) Vertical farming is also an a' growin movement.
Make your own vertical garden! Kit from Smith & Hawken.
Vertical gardens around the world:
Residence Antilia - Mumbai, India
Big in Japan!
Meanwhile, I am missing my little succulent (I think it's some sort of aloe?) that roommie Lauren is taking care of for me :(