Moss carpet by Nguyen La Chanh
Andrea Bellamy |

Is it just me, or is moss everywhere these days? I love all the new applications designers and artists are finding for the lovely green stuff. Like this prototype moss carpet by designer Nguyen La Chanh.

The base is constructed of a foam called plastazote, which is soft and retards the growth of mold. Each piece of moss sits in a different cell so if one needs to be replaced, it can be done easily. The designer also chose traffic-resistant mosses, but reminds us, “of course, this carpet is not meant to last a year in your bathroom.”

More art piece than everyday functional object, but I love it regardless.

Via Abbey Goes Scouting. Thanks Degan for the tip.

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