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Fedor Van der Valk creates worlds. A self-described “janitor and website builder” at Studio IJM in Amsterdam, Netherlands, he began designing sets for the studio’s stop-motion animation films and suspending live plants in them. “I always liked bonsai, but I never had the patience for it, so I started to experiment,” he says. “I had those little organic pots for seedlings, which gave me the idea to create an organic shell around the root ball.”