“We wanted to make a product where we could connect with nature, and I had an idea one morning, that kind of came from my childhood. I grew up in a small town—Carmel, California—one of four boys, and one of the ways our parents taught us to work was in the garden. We pretty much always had one—my memories about growing up are a lot of getting dirty, weeding, cleaning radishes—so when I moved away from home, I always found some way, whether it was a windowsill, a balcony, or a porch to grow something. The plants I have in my living room? I LOVE those plants—I nurture them, I cut, I water just right. As they grow, I move them around so the composition stays balanced.”

designer Beau Oyler, on the modular, magnetic and—dare we say?—magical product Urbio. Learn more about Urbio in this video, and don’t forget to check it out on Fab!