Our friend received this air plant in glass for Mother's Day. Just as she was forwarding her IPhoto to us, excited, Shayna was blogging a similar arrangement in San Francisco. We figure it must be something in the air. And why not? Beautiful, easy to care for, and inexpensive, it's a natural with the Midcentury modern aesthetic that has found a firm stronghold here out West. Unlike succulents, air plants can survive on a clean and aesthetically pleasing bed of rocks, a great alternative to flowers during the summer months.