The leaves of the American sweetgum turn magnificent colors in the fall, but the tree may be best known for its distinctive round cones. Each thorn-covered "cone" is in fact many cones, which hold their quirky shape even after releasing their seeds.
You will find American sweetgum on the High Lines Spur at 30th Street.
Botanical essence: loyalty.
Sola means "universe." Created by designer Koichi Yoshimura, each Sola cube contains a real plant encapsulated and preserved in resin. Carefully handmade in Japan, each one takes real craftsmanship to ensure the plant is held at the very center of the cube, with no air bubbles.
Because each Sola cube contains an unique plant, there will be slight variations in color, size, and shape.
1.6 cubic inches. Handmade in Japan. Each unique.