Big Brother


The Big Brother is the biggest of the two biotopes by Spruitje. This lamp houses a self-sustaining plant world in which irregularities, condense and overgrowth are all a part of the aesthetic -no two Big Brothers will ever be the same.


Spruitje is the alias of Jonael van der Sloot, who has been fascinated by plant life from a  very young age. Each self-sustainable world is hand made and therefore unique. Condensation is part of the process and a positive thing: it means the plants are breathing and growing. When no more water condense appears on the cooler side of the terrarium, it means it should be watered. This should happen once every five months.The Big Brother should be kept in a well lit room but out of direct sunlight, plants might die and new plants will grow. It’s all part of its life cycle.