Who we are
I'm going to do this in the first person because I feel silly writing it in the third. My name is Samantha but please call me Sam. I started Concrete Jungles because I wanted to combine the things I love, design, plants and making beautiful things. I live in London in a little house bursting with plants, it's a real living, breathing concrete jungle. By day I am a designer of varying sorts and have been for 10 years now. Creating beautiful things is all well and good but when you can make the world a little bit better at the same time, well happy days. Working with plants is a wonderful thing and that's why I want to do more than just make homes for them. It's really important to me to push the boundaries of excellence and create things that are considered. Every part of Concrete Jungles is created with passion and love so I hope that you get as much enjoyment from it as I do from making it happen.
Peace and Plants,
The Cactus King
Paul is my dad, and the source of my succulent obsession, knowledge of building materials and half the reason for my existence so without him I'm 100% sure Concrete Jungles would not be here. Daddy cool is all about experimenting to find the best materials and processes to bring you top quality products. Somewhat a perfectionist he can be found in his countryside workshop mixing up a concrete storm or tending to his extensive succulent collection admired by many. He is in fact a member of the British Cactus & Succulent Society (as am I), attending talks and travelling around with the members of his club. To me, he is the Cactus King and the better half of Concrete Jungles.
If you'd like to know more about the Society check them out here.
A special thank you.
Mum, for being the other half of my existence and filling our houses with plants and love. I'm always thankful for your unwavering support of my ideas. One day we will have our little shop.
Julian, for encouraging me into architecture and giving me the skills I needed to have the confidence to create.
Gary for being to Concrete Jungles what sunlight is to Succas. Without your support, driving me around, heavy lifting ability and tolerance of every surface being taken over by plants and concrete, it would have been a long time coming.
Natalie, for being a best friend and cousin, always spreading the word and encouraging me. It gives me strength when I feel weak.
All the people that have supported and encouraged me to realise this dream and been there along the way. You're all amazing.