This Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Free Little Library Has Its Own Succulent Garden

updated Mar 5, 2020
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We love anything that spreads awareness of and love for crafting. (Please refer to our new Makeover Madness series for confirmation.) And as of last week, Disney+ released a new competition show “Shop Class” that’s all about young crafters practicing the art of carpentry—and the first episode came with some Frank Lloyd Wright vibes.

During the premiere episode, each team was challenged with designing and creating a little free library, a small structure with books that the public shares with one another. The green team decided on a rocket ship design while the blue team went with a classic book theme, but it was the gold team that really grabbed our attention with their Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired look.

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After deciding on their FLW-styled structure, the gold team got to work with ideation and creation. They designed long windows on both sides so you could see right through the other side of the little free library, with one being the door to access the books. The angled roof played homage to mid-century modern design, and the succulent garden tied it all back to nature.

In an effort to integrate another eco-friendly design element, the gold team featured a hexagonal tiled floor as a nod to the bee population. And as an extra touch, they created tiny paintings depicting nature to hang inside the little free library. Talk about attention to detail!

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Lauren Makk, the interior designer judge on the show, had great things to say about the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home. “The finish is perfect, the stain is done evenly, this is something I would put it in front of my home today,” she said during the judging process. “My favorite part is in the inside. I love the bee honeycomb tile floor, I love the art that you put on the walls so it actually has a feel of it being a home.”

In a separate interview with Apartment Therapy, Makk talked about how the show resonates with her on a deeper level as a crafter. “This show is so aspirational for me because it’s exactly what I would have wanted to see as a kid growing up,” Makk said. “Seeing people using tools and kind of that nostalgia of putting things together with your hands. The production team and I scoured the United States and returned to that iconic feel of being able to create things with your hands and use your imagination to feel that energy again.”

But now all we want to know is, where did the Frank Lloyd Wright tiny house end up and how can we get our hands on it?