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Clean New Year, Fuzzy New Buds

💦🍃Cleaning up for the new year ahead. What are your new thoughts, new habits, new versions of you? 💦🌱Plants are always creating new buds of themselves -new selves- fuzzy, vulnerable leaves ready or not for exposure.
With proper food and water + sun and plenty of carbon! :)
🌿be a plant (but you may want to replace carbon with oxygen)
Wanted to mention how very thankful I am to you all for making last year such a success for Slavonk & Hortus and our Terrarium Bar. I hope to continue to share with you the gift of creativity and inviting green into your home. 💸Together we were able to make a $70 donation to #safeplaceaustin thanks to your support of our recent Holiday Block Party with our #East11th friends & fam.
You're all so special to make both these former ideas possible.
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Glassware: Lead Head Glass Terrariums

Glassware: Lead Head Glass Terrariums

photo credit: DetroitHomeMag.com

We gratefully found Chad & Derek and their Lead Head Glassware through Instagram and have been creating in their creations, in the shop, the last two years. The history of terrariums dates back to the 1880s with Wardian cases. These cases were originally used to transport exotic plants around the world. LHG modeled their glassware after these cases. Lead Head makes their products out of reclaimed glass and wood from deconstructed homes in Detroit. There's an unfurling level of magic and history to their wonderful product. They only use responsibly sourced materials and each terrarium is made to order, by hand.

Another key note to mention, glass bottles are recyclable, but window panes, not so much.

This upcycling is just the thing we'd ever hope for in a product.

photo credit: huffingtonpost.com

We were lucky enough to sit down with the founders of Lead Head Glass, Chad and Derek to discuss their work.

photo credit: midwestliving.com

Slavonk & Hortus: How did you get involved with your craft?


Lead Head Glass: “We were always involved with design in our previous careers. However it was a hobby that we played with on occasion. Chad studied design and I continued to work on technique.“


S&L: Where did the idea to take materials from deconstructed homes come from?

LHG: “Using deconstructed material is increasingly important. The glass we use cannot be recycled so it always ends up in a landfill. We made a commitment early to this process. From day one we sought out to create a company that we would want to work at both physically and mentally. If there is a choice of materials, using beautiful reclaimed wood and glass as opposed to machine manufactured new material wasn't a hard decision.“


photo credit: musetracks.com

S&L: How would you describe your partnerships with other stores?

LHG:  “We love our stores. Absolutely we feel a connection to 100% of the people we partner with. We do sell online but customers always find a savings in our stores.

photo credit: freep.com Detroit Free Press

"Under the same philosophy as using special materials we choose to work with special people. People who you can hear smiles from and true interest over the phone. We adore and are very protective of our "homes"."


To learn more about Chad and Derek and what they do you can visit their site, http://www.leadheadglass.com.


Find your own piece of Detroit magic at our new shop at 1200 E 11th #105. A one-of-a-kind design remains an option on our shelves that Chad and Derek have custom designed, named "The Austin". It's especially made for our store yall!

It's been so much fun working with these two amazing artists, their adoration for their product shines so much, we can't help but adore them.  Look for the 'The Austin' (pictured above) at our shop. Build your own or pick up premade, we also offer this design as one of our delivery options.

 

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Tilly + Weaving Workshop with Drea Peters

Join us for a night of WEAVING with AIRPLANTS!

 

Drea Peters teaches at Hill Country Weavers and maintains her own Interior Design, InstaDesign Group. where you can purchase a "room in a box" personalized interior  plans for your space.

Our beloved New Yorker joins us for a fun night out and teaches us the basics of weaving...beginners welcome!

Class includes everything to build and take home your own wall hanger with various yarns and airplants (tillys!) to design with.

             

Choose a date and find tickets here. Class seats limited to 12 per class. 

 November 10th + December 8th + January 12th

Complimentary wine and cheese provided. Guests welcome to byob and snacks.

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We've Moved!

In case, y’all haven’t noticed we’ve moved from South to East and we couldn’t be more excited! We chose this neighborhood because so much talent, artists, great boutiques and eateries surround it. The neighborhood feels like a bunch of neighborhoods in Brooklyn, very similar to the vibe in Williamsburg. We love New York and if our home wasn’t in Austin, we might be there. It's like a colony of busy bees, the mecca of the hardworking first Americans, the initiators and culture creators. 


And just because we have different zip code doesn’t mean we are out with the old. Our terrarium bar is open to build DIY terrariums anytime during our business hours. We offer workshops every Thursday night paired with wine and cheese (who doesn’t love that). Our workshops are great for team building, bachelorettes, or just a fun activity with your friends and family. Find our hours and locations below and stay tuned for more blogs highlighting our events, local artists and where we get our gorgeous glassware. We hope to see you soon!



1200 E 11th #105
Austin, TX 78702

Hours: Wed-Fri 11-5 Sat-Sun 12-5

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Corporate Class with Deloitte

“Deloitte” is the brand under which tens of thousands of dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world collaborate to provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, tax and related services to select clients."

Very serious stuff.

Which is why this group had the most fun building miniature greenhouses among their colleagues.

The group of 15 split into two groups and soon became game of the sexes, who's group built better?

 

 

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Terrarium Miniatures: Noch your Scene

So we've been waiting for this day... Noch miniatures are here! Create a miniature nature-escape with mini people at our new Terrarium Bar at the Studio!

 

The Terrarium Bars are open Wednesday-Saturday 12-5pm to walk-in and create your own. We offer terrarium classes at the Studio(11525 Manchaca Rd. Suite 102 ATX 78748 on Saturday mornings and Thursday evenings. Find a date that works for you!

 

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New Spring Dates: Terrarium Workshop


Build your own terrarium at our studio with this fun hour of terrarium how to's and tips from the makers.

    THURSDAY nights will be post-work-party atmosphere. Sips and bites of wine and cheese. Attendees are welcome to byob.

    SATURDAY mornings are a better atmosphere for all ages. Sips and bites will include breakfast bites, coffee, tea and juice. 

    The duration of Class is about an hour to an hour and a half. 

    Bring a friend and come prepared to play in the dirt!

    Class Dates:

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    Pre-order the New Lumen's Gallery!

    We've waited long enough! This handsome glassware as seen on Dwell is the most unique terrarium we offer yet. It's moutainesque form and cacti charm is on point for this year's focal point. 

    Pre-order yours in time for Christmas! 

    Medium is available for 12/21 Delivery or Pick up

    Order Here

    Large is available to Pre-order for January 10th Delivery or Pick-up

    Order Here

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    Uncork after work and learn Kokedama!

    ESCAPE THE HOLIDAY MADNESS  Join Slavonk & Hortus Terraria at Art for the People Gallery for a little hands-on, post-work jubilee!
    Join us for a Kokedama Poinsettia Class, next Thursday December 17th at 6pm!
    Bring a friend and uncork after work with complimentary wine and bites provided by Art for the People Gallery.
    Build a kokedama around your choice of poinsettia and wrap with "Grinchian" green moss, inspired by the Dr. Suess exhibition currently at the Gallery.
    Want to hang it up or place on your tabletop?
    We'll show you how to to care for it once you get it home.
    Perhaps the perfect last minute work-party get-together... Find tickets in the link above

    See you there!

    • Thursday, December 17th from 6-7:30pm
    Art for the People Gallery 
    1711 South 1st Street
    Austin, Texas 78704
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    Team-Building Evening with Rockford Business Interiors

    We were happy to set up at Rockford Business Interiors with their team of designers and guests.

    A perfect post-work evening of terrrarium-building and cocktails.

     

     

     Contact us here, if you'd like more information or to schedule your next team-building event!

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