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Their very first joint endeavor was these unusually shaped papier-mache plants, which they adorn with matte acrylic paint and which mingle all across their windowsills with the real thing. We asked almost immediately if they were inspired by children’s books. “One of my favorite scenes that stuck with me is in Where the Wild Things Are, when the bedroom turns into the forest,” says Chiao. “That’s the absolute most beautiful page, and in a way I think it has influenced a lot of things. I think the forms also just come from us making what we hope to see in nature.”