Tuesday, July 27, 2010

new medusa hanging terrarium range

post by june buggy

we have a new air plant variety! allow me to introduce tillandsia bulbosa and her snakey tendrils. these remind me so much of medusa's hair in the pre-versace logo days back when she was scary hot. our new limited medusa terrarium range is available from today at etsy and madeit, and already selling fast! 

Monday, July 26, 2010

paula hayes

post by terreliza

oh paula, how did you do it? how did you manage to match a perfect terrarium to each of my many wild moods?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Nendo's moss house

post by terreliza

witness the magic that is the moss house by oki sato (from nendo). this may be the only time i will ever allow dried and dyed moss to be celebrated on these here pages, but i'm sure you will agree that this is a fine example of how faux should be done. sato designed applied the moss to look like wallpaper, creating an ambiguous texture that's neither artificial nor natural. i've never considered moving to tokyo before, but if this place ever goes on the market...

Saturday, July 10, 2010

welcome canberra times readers!

post by repete

look what i discovered while eating my froot loops this morning... team terradctl's very own eliza murray (aka terreliza) in full colour in the canberra times!  she's sooooo famous :) the terrarium in the main photo is our latest and largest terrarium yet, with room for three hungry dinosaurs ~ check it out up close!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

farm in a jar

post by june buggy

yep, it's pretty much just moss in a jar. but isn't it so much cuter when it's an inhabited paddock? i liberated the greenery from the concrete gutter on a footbridge over the highway in town, tidied it up a bit and popped it in a couple of vintage jars (as per repete's instructional). camilla the cow is looking a little self conscious... i guess she wasn't cut out for life in the limelight. gary the goat just looks confused, probably because he's just found himself captured in a mossy little world!

Saturday, July 3, 2010


post by repete

i heart shrooms and toadies in all their guises, some for munching and some, like this one i found at ANU, just for brightening up my wintery days. there are a couple of munch marks where some little critter has dined on this toxic looking specimen. do bugs live long enough to experience crazy flashbacks? 

Thursday, July 1, 2010

dinosaur delivery!

post by june buggy
photo from photojuju   

i have a little crush on our local postie. there's something a bit special about a bloke in a huge fluoro coat on a teeny little red motorbike. specially one who arrives with a crate of new toys! today is dinosaur delivery day at terradctl headquarters, and i spent the afternoon tucking our new plastic pets into all sorts of little nooks around the office. can't wait for repete to find the pink stegosaurus in the toe of his ugg boot... mwah ha ha!