Building on his passion for plants, landscapes and geometrics, Denny Mo launched his own company, Angles+Earth, which showcases the designer’s extraordinary take on terrariums. As Denny’s concept as grown in popularity, his online store has evolved into a real-life space at 142 Buitengracht Street in Cape Town, where you can peruse amazing living landscapes in striking glass containers.
Eye-catching, modern and fresh, these macro-environments are able to inject beauty and magic into any space. Combine that with the angular geometric shapes that Denny creates to house his plants, and you’ve got a recipe for something special – organic, natural forms in contrast with sharp man-made edges.
Entering Angles+Earth is a bit like walking into a jungle. Spanish moss hangs from the ceiling, palm-print wallpaper creates a natural backdrop, large ferns take centre stage and, of course, terrariums line the walls. The finishing touch is Denny’s dog Cabbage, who you’ll likely find happily greeting customers and passers-by.
Here, you’re able to purchase a range of handmade geometric glass containers along with a terrarium-making kit or, if you’re not into DIY, you can buy one that’s already planted and ready-to-go. If you’re a plant lover to any degree, be sure to swing by. These versatile terrariums are the perfect way to green up your living space and make excellent and unusual gifts, too.
To find out more, read our Q&A with Denny Mo when our June issue hits shelves on 29 May.