Kokedama Collection
2015 • 2017

Inspired by the fragile world that exist outside our windows, We Smell The Rain’s Kokedama collection fuses a time-honoured Japanese technique with contemporary craftsmanship.


Its clever design means that layers of soil, moss and thread not only create a self contained vessel for the plant to grow but a living sculptural object. Available in a variety of plant types and range of sizes, the Kokedama collection encourages city dwellers to bring the natural world inside. Influenced by the aesthetic theory of wabi-sabi (侘寂), the Kokedama Collection celebrates simplicity and the integrity of natural materials and processes. 


Design thinking:
One of the principal motivation of We Smell The Rain is to remind people of the necessity to treat nature with kindness – to pay attention to the small things, to notice when things start to take a turn for the worse. The Kokedama collection is all about bringing this ethos of care into the homes and lives of city dwellers, so they can in turn direct this awareness out. Like small planets, the Kokedama are eco-systems in and of themselves, and just like the planet at large they require specific care and attention in order to thrive.


The Kokedama collection was first produced in 2015. Every Kokedama is 100% handcrafted in our studio and made from soil, moss and thread. All plants are sourced from The Netherlands.