I love textures that you can feel and almost taste. Spines are intriguing elements when it comes to plants. If spines could talk what do you think they would say? Would they warn you of their sting? Would they tell you to back it up? Or would they boast about how beautifully dangerous and cool they are? When it comes to plants I love the idea of taming the beast. Spikes and spines give you street cred. They show others that you are one dangerous character. They are the game changer. Using them as design elements will pump some adrenaline into your style and show 'em that you've got a wild streak in you. But always remember this...respect the spines and spikes and they in return will respect you. A little plant food for thought.