One thing this Lazy Lady does best is fantasize about the future. I'm not very good at living "in the now," I'm always thinking about the next recipe we should make, or couch we should buy, or city we'll live in, or job I could have, and where we'll be in 1, 3, 5, or 15 years. It's not really the healthy way to live, buuuut sometimes I come up with some really great futures. . .
O.K., last week I told you that I wasn't quite done talking about indoor plants, and I mentioned that my next round of finds were going to be a little zanier than the first. Well, here we go . . .
Planter Wall Tiles!
Designed by Maruja Fuentes, these fish-scale shaped tiles provide a pocket to grow plants and herbs indoors, right on your walls. Combining the pocketed tiles and a flat version, you can create any shape or design you want in your home.
One article I read mentioned using these tiles for a kitchen backsplash and growing herbs in the pockets, which I think would be a really fun idea. They are very beautiful, and I like being able to see little peeks of the wall color in-between the tiles to add a small pop of color.
Next up . . . Moss Carpet
Yeah. Awesome. How would you like to dry off your feet on a living bath mat? I wouldn't have to ask The Man to put up the rug anymore if we had something as beautiful as this. My only qualm . . . bugs?
The mat itself is made from an imperishable foam named "plastazote" and it is planted with ball, island, and forest moss. The steam and humidity in your bathroom keeps the moss growing.
So weird. So different. So cool.
So now we've seen plants on your walls, on the floor, hanging from the ceiling, and -the classic- sitting on your table. Well, how about growing IN your table:
This table was designed by Emily Wettstein.
It's a reclaimed walnut and steal table with a built in planter. The planter is removable so you can take it out and plant whatever your little heart desires to act as a gorgeous center piece. Just don't drop your dinner in it!
I love how vibrant the green grass looks against the old walnut. I could just see the cats at my parents house going bonkers on this table.
Speaking of furniture
Dagný Bjarnadóttir, a landscape architect in Iceland, is the designer of this collection aptly titled "FurniBloom."
These stools and tables are made of 1 cm thick plexiglass. The tops can open to plant new things, but can be left closed because there are ventilation holes all around the boxes to let the plants breathe and grow. On her website it says that these structures have stayed outdoors in Iceland since 2007, and still look great and have kept their glossy finish. How fun would these be for deck furniture! You can grow flowers, grasses, whatever you'd like. I'd love to have a set sprouting with wild flowers!
Last but most certainly not least. If you love plants but not in your home. If you don't have a home. If you just want some green in your life at all times, I have something for you!
These rings are Bea-U-tiful! I want them all so I can walk around the city with some green by my side. Created by Hafsteinn Juliusson, they were actually designed for people in metropolitan areas as an "experiment in drawing nature toward man."
The cushiest knuckle ring that could ever make contact with your face, (it would still hurt though, so don't get any metropolitan-ites angry).
How about you? Would you like some nature on your finger? How about in your table? Would you love to step out of the shower onto some fuzzy moss? Or would it freak you out?
Tell me I want to know!