Living Beauty: Complete Ecosystem in a Glass

Living Beauty: Complete Ecosystem in a Glass

Amber Byfield
Mar 17, 2011

Living art is some of the most beautiful—plants and terrariums rank among our favorite home accents. But here's a whole new level: a complete (visually stunning) living ecosphere, including live shrimp. Part pet, part paperweight.

Inside this hand-blown globe live algea, micro-organisms, plants, and real. Live. Shrimp. It's available for $89 from Viva Terra, and the description on their site says it needs only light and moderate temperatures to continue on living, and offers "hours of fascinating viewing."

It's striking, and lovely, but we're wondering what happens if the situation in your ecosystem turns, well, fatal? What do you think—will you be adopting a new pet, encased in hand-blown glass, or is this one to admire from afar?

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(Image: Viva Terra)

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