Friday, January 28

first sale


the history

1829 london, England. it was the victorian era, air was polluted by the industrial revolution.
dr. nathaniel ward, a physician and a naturalist, was worried about his plants because it was poisoned by the air pollutants. in desperation, he saved some ferns by putting them in the bottles where he kept cocoons of moths and the like. he found that fern spores were germinating and growing in a bit of soil. He had a carpenter build him a closely-fitted glazed wooden case and found that ferns grown in it thrived.
terrarium, therefore, was invited. later, dr. ward published his experiment and followed it up with a book in 1842, On the Growth of Plants in Closely Glazed Cases.

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dr. nate ward
the wardian case

nature in miniature

taking care of little plants is very difficult in our urban lives. after a day of work, we rather just lie down in our bed, too exhausted to worry about our plants at the window stills
but we appreciate having a little green in our lives, plants are very calming and they have the magical powers to relax our nerves.

what if there is a way to have nature in our lives without constant gardening, what if there is a device helping to keep your plants alive -- there is a such thing and it is called a terrarium
a terrarium is an enclosed environment where natural process, such as hydrological and biochemical cycles, are simulated to keep the enclosed organisms alive.

in pan's lab, we have worked for many years to improve terrarium's biogeochemical cycle.

a squirrel was checking out our apt

Monday, January 24

the initiation

we started this lab because we believe terrariums should not be simple. we want to take terrarium production to its next level