This is a trend story. And yet it begins in 1829. At the time of the botanist Nathaniel Ward, developed in London portable greenhouses in different sizes. Thought they were for the transportation of exotic plants from tropical regions in England's capital. One of the First that took advantage of the glass container, was a Scottish gardener and traveller Robert Fortune and then for an illegal endeavor: He smuggled 20'000 tea plants from China in order to cultivate in the British colony of India. During the trip across the Yellow sea is a large a part of it, but the Chinese Teearbeitern that had taken a Fortune on the trip, succeeded in surviving copies and feed and raising.
It was the origin of the famous British tea culture. And it is also the beginning of Mariska was kind of Beirnes young project Green Bubble. Although the 47-Year-old owner of a PR Agency, studied, however, it has history. "When I discovered this tea Episode, tickled my historical vein, I wanted to know more about it." Hang it remained, then, but not in the case of Fortunes Pioneering, but in the case of ward's plant boxes. This is also because she discovered during a trip to Hamburg about a year ago, quasi-its-time spiritual "Relatives": the bottle garden.
"Although to me the green thumb going on always, and I, accordingly, "self-employed" plant preferred, I was of these bottle gardens, strangely impressed," the Wädenswilerin. Due to an intensive work phase, the subject was moved back into the Background until after the Stress, the Emptiness came and Beirne nachrecherchierte on a whim on the topic.
Ferns and tropical plants
she found that bottle of gardens in France, England or Holland are already established is quite wide. In Denmark, great belly glasses are made. Only a limited selection of plants at this micro-thriving Ecosystem, including Ferns, mosses, and tropical plants. That it needs for the production not only of peculiar tools, such as a long spoon, or mini computing, but also peculiar substances, such as activated carbon. Above all, they found that there was in Switzerland no provider.
It had finally taken a weekend with the loved one, to help the fate of the jumps. "Then I'm going to put a business plan, financing, shopping, site, storage room, and I was inspired both obsessed with this project." In June 2019, the Green Bubble at the Start.
woman Beirne, a PR specialist, launched a crafts business?
Yes, there's stuff. (laughs) As an explanation I can actually, just that the Argument that a lot of people call it the primary head to work: I had developed lately a really big desire to do finally something Creative with my hands (read it here, where and why we are doing this year, the gifts yourself).
you have not chosen the easiest discipline – plants, glasses, tools: Everything is very small and fine.
That's right, there is a certain skill, a bit of sleight of hand, the necessary sensitivity needs to transplant a living organism that can grow if it is treated properly, many years and thrive. In the previous Workshops was observed also nice to, as gently and respectfully, the participants went to work.
the casual said also Gschpürschmi thing?
A task in the wife or husband her or his inner discovered a child again ... or something.
(laughs) Oh, dear. It is simply a question of the small pleasure to be able to some by hand make. To process individual components to each other that in the end, there is an object there that you can touch, see or smell. Just for people that need day-in and look day in and day out in a computer screen, and whose only products are at the end of the day, often any of the printed papers, it can be something simple beneficial.
"Much of what we today love, tomorrow is gone, often irretrievably."
Such Workshops seem to be generally en vogue, the offers range from the manufacture of fragranced candles and self-made Japanese ceramics to the Craft of fancy advent wreaths. In a nutshell: The old punk formula of "Do it yourself" has arrived at the Hipster!
I would rather say that the Hipster has now arrived in the Mainstream. It is quite different people who visit those DIY courses or Workshops: women and men, old and young are, from all sorts of professional worlds. Quite apart from the fact I would relativeren the big Trend a little. Or, at least, with retro trend precise.
to what Extent?
Many of these Do-it-yourself-products has given it in the past, they were, but for a long time as dusty. Macrame is a good example of this. And also a Form of bottle gardens in the 60s and 70s, they were called at the time, Florarien.
Why is it asked again, if it was so dusty for a long time?
This is the same phenomenon as in the case of Vintage furniture. If we see today a from top to bottom in the Seventies-Style furnished apartment, hulls, we the nose. But if we carry parts of this retro world Now – whether it be a former designer lamp, a Sofa with a shape from those days – the exciting, cool.
However, it needs to be there more – alone with the fact that it is now called the "Workshop" instead of "craft course", you can't explain the Trend, Yes.
I am no expert, but would suggest that the environment plays a psychological aspect into it. We live in a harsh, fast-paced time. Much of what we today love, tomorrow is gone, often irretrievably. A nest of warmth, something Familiar is missing. Well possible that such a self-made objects such as bottle gardens precisely for this, are: you are a piece of perfect world ... at least a little. (laughs)
However, it is a Trend, and every Trend usually has an expiration date. Of this also?
I am firmly convinced. In France and England, the Zenit is probably already reached, in Germany, a Boom is visible, and at some point, this will be also the case in Switzerland. Until then, however, I am pleased to be able to as many bottle gardens created.
Created: 27.11.2019, 22:51 PM