Frustrated with an absence of communal, eco-minded play areas in the South Loop neighborhood of Chicago, Cynthia Valenciana and her husband commissioned design extraordinaire Jen Talbot to create Sod Room. Decorated with a variety of recycled materials such as wine corks and books and even shopping bags from Trader Joes, the vibrant play room offers children an opportunity to unleash their imagination in a healthy, earth-centric space. Hit the jump to see a few more images of Talbot’s inspired design and head on down if you’re in the area.