If you've always envisioned yourself as the proud owner a dreamy rooftop garden but lacked the necessary space to execute the idea in real life, these charming apartment-shaped pots for plants might be the next best thing to maintaining a high rise-dwelling, leafy oasis underneath the wide open city sky.
Created by Japanese designer Nobuhiro Sato, this collection of uber stylish planters helps to highlight the less-than-obvious structural beauty of abandoned buildings. Whether you're living small in the city with extremely limited or non-existent outdoor space, or you're a resident of the 'burbs who wants your home's interior to reflect urban sensibilities, these artistic plant pots are the perfect way to achieve your vision.
Somehow, Sato takes something that is generally regarded as an eyesore and transforms it into elegance in a manner that reminds us of the Japanese tradition of kintsugi, wherein broken things are improved upon without an attempt to cover the wear and tear they've undergone.
Among Sato's Pull + Push products is the Truss Planter (which we first wrote about nine years ago!), a flower pot modeled after a dilapidated building with exposed steel beams and clear or colored windows. Another one of our favorites is the Mansion Planter, a pot shaped like a three-story home, complete with multiple balconies and steps. The Pipe Planter lives up to its name, thanks to the three pipes that protrude from the bottom of the pot to allow excessive water to drain from below.
Pull + Push also offers other items created from traditional building materials, including ashtrays, cigarette extinguishers, pushpins and coasters that are all made out of cement, house-shaped incense burners and doormats that are creatively crafted from artificial lawn material and mortar.
Check out even more of Sato's unique flower planters and various other products from the Pull + Push Motif Collection on their website. You can also snag one of your own starting around 4,320 yen (about $40).