As a photographer and collector of cameras, Lindsey amassed quite the collection over the years, and eventually her cup runneth over with beautiful, but unusable cameras. It was around the same time she was trying her not-so-green thumb at tending succulents and air plants. When she successfully kept them alive, she looked for new containers to plant them in, and spotted her collection of beyond-repair lenses, and the idea just came to her. She took some lenses apart and removed the interior mechanisms, and found they were perfectly cozy homes for her desert plants. Not long after, she started collecting lenses again, to make planters for craft fairs, friends and photographers.