If you’ve ever imagined what it would be like to have your own woodland oasis, complete with secluded outdoor shower, this design from Swiss designer La Chanh Nguyen could be the next best thing. Instead of stepping out of the shower onto a ho-hum rubber-backed carpet, think how awesome it would feel to sink your freshly-washed toes into a natural rug of living moss! The planted bathmat uses a decay-free foam (plastazote) as a growing surface for several different varieties of moss. According to Nyguen, not much maintenance is required, so long as you shower everyday, and use a biodegradable soap (or make sure no soap residue follows you onto the moss).
Love the idea of a table that grows food but wish you could extend it to your entire living room? Artist Jenna Spevack knows how you feel. She recently debuted 8 Extraordinary Greens, a solo-art installation that aims to provide healthy greens to extraordinary people with ordinary incomes. As Crisp Green reports, “the exhibition showcases efficient, sub-irrigated systems for growing microgreens, that have been built into everyday objects and furniture. The modified household objects are fitted with lights, providing necessary light for the plants but also creating a sense of spotlighting the greens similar to an art object lit within a gallery.”