Cool Cactus

So crazy about the plants that you want them everywhere, but rather not literally? Portland design collective makelike designed this funky wallpaper with soft green cactus illustrations, so you can have them from floor to ceiling.

cactus03For those that want to get up close and personal with the cactuses, the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale is a great place. Located in the high Sonoran desert in Arizona, it is surrounded by many species. Standing out are the immense saguro cactuses and the teddy bear cholla, that looks fuzzy and cuddly but is still a prickly fellow.

tumblr_njr3j2q5gD1twanu5o1_1280This beautiful botanical print was made in 1906 and shows that cactuses can be pretty flamboyant. The clips are an inventive way of suspending it. This works best with an image that’s printed on thicker, sturdy material like foamboard or Dibond.
A cactus print will look wonderful hanging on the wall, but also works on cool pieces of clothing with a summer vibe. Take this kimono with a cute cactus print by Australian label Somedays Lovin.
More design inspiration, and proof that cactuses look good when accompanied by other cactuses and black and white prints. The gold in the picture and the picture frame adds a touch of class.

cactus02Photographer and environmentalist Ansel Adams is famous for his black-and-white pictures of the American West. He not only captured the majestic landscape but also used his images for the cause of wilderness preservation. This photo of impressive saguaro cactuses was taken in 1941 in Saguaro National Park, Arizona.
Lots of plant shops will have cactuses for sale, but Hot Cactus in LA has only cactuses. Owner Johnny Morera is an expert whose collection once counted 2.000 pieces. The store is full of hard to find and good-looking species.

It’s hard to kill a cactus, if you buy one you’ll probably have it for years. So why not get it a very pretty pot? Cactuses will look fab in these collections by Serax.

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