Actually, per the usj, you can blame this one entirely on Apartment Therapy for bringing SteamedGlass to my attention.
Specifically, Professor Alexander's Botanical Vasculum:
Yes, It's $200. But it. is. so. awesome.
So that of course kicked off a craving for terrariums of all kinds. And really - they have been all over the design blogs like cheap suits:
...You get the picture. You could even go whimsical! If you have whimsical tendencies (as I do):
And for the grand finale - you could go all out. Hard Core. The Real McCoy - except that I suppose these aren't technically terrariums, and in fact are closer to aquariums. The Man is attempting this. And you will all join me in admiration:
You know what you call this? You call this proof that the Chron is worth something, for supporting these men and their business:
I don't even have to SAY it - I can hear you all thinking it from here.
That's the sweetness.