This series of cactus creations shows how the resilient little plant, though a tricky and prickly being itself, has found a warm and soft place within our hearts.

Perhaps its popularity derives from its ability to endure even without water -- so it's an ideal plant for those who have trouble taking care of themselves to begin with. The fascination with its quirky shape and unusual exterior property have inspired a wealth of ironic furniture pieces, such as cactus chairs, stools and couches. They have been featured in many a fashion piece, as a spiky addition to the sharp high heel or a playful prop in an editorial photo shoot.

The spunky plant represents power and toughness, two desirable qualities that we would like to inject in all aspects of our lives.