Materials: Reclaimed wood, steel, clay, and a jade plant
Price Point: $450
"My husband and I have a studio in an old dye factory in North Philadelphia, where we make furniture and design objects with our dog, Old Bill. The wood used for this project was 3x5 tongue and groove wall boards from our space that we milled down. The ceramic ring sits into the wood and is home to the small Jade Plant..."
Designer: Jessica Carter
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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