Evelyn Lee

Living Moss Carpet Adds a Touch of Green to Your Bathroom

by , 01/19/09

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There’s nothing like the feeling of fresh cut grass under the toes, especially when stepping out of the shower. This Moss Carpet by Nguyen La Chanh brings the outside indoors in an unconventionally natural way by placing it underfoot. The lush green lawn thrives in humid environments, which makes your bathroom a perfect place to grow.

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Chanh’s ingenious design is made from a decay-free foam called plastazote, and populated with three varieties of moss: ball, island, and forest. Maintenance required for this little patch of green is limited, as the moss thrives off of the humidity released from daily bathroom rituals. Who knew taking a shower could provide for such efficient multi-tasking, growing a little extra dose of green to start your morning or end your day.

+ Nguyen La Chanh

Via Yanko Design

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17 Comments

  1. mrSadder March 19, 2014 at 2:06 pm
  2. jimjim421 August 7, 2013 at 7:10 am

    wouldn’t this just turn your feet green?

  3. mooncat September 12, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    You can get it from HoO design if you search for them on the web. The site is mostly in French but there is an English listing for the moss mat. With posting to the UK it costs around 101.20 euros

  4. klove27 June 24, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Sherrie, if you follow the link to Yanko Designs, and read the comments, the creator says there is just a prototype, with no plans to sell/manufacture it at this time. BUMMER! It’s such a cool idea….

  5. sherrie June 12, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Can someone “Please” help me find one to buy?! I have been looking for days. Thank You. sherrie

  6. D3SIGNCONCEPTS March 14, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    this could be a really awesome piece of art on the wall, but idk if i’d want to step on it because of any bugs? lol. It would look amazing on the wall though!!!

  7. LB1004 February 20, 2011 at 7:04 am

    on peut l’acheter 80 euros sur le site HoO.C’est ce que j’ai fait et je le regrette.
    Tout d’abord il ne faut pas de chauffage par le sol, ce qui n’est pas explicitement souligné; il est juste indiqué qu’il faut éviter de le mettre a proximité d’une source de chaleur.
    Dès les 1ers jours j’avais l’impression que le tapis se desséchait et perdait sa mousse à vue d’œil. J’ai contacté HoO et j’ai eu une réponse laconique du genre “il fallait réfléchir avant l’achat etc etc”.
    Du coup j’ai mis mon tapis dans un autre appartement et le problème perdure: la mousse continue de se répandre partout dans l’appartement dès que l’on quitte le tapis, les mottes de mousses s’écrasent dans les alvéoles en latex…..
    Si on arrose un peu plus, ca devient spongieux et si on réduit l’humidification il se dèplume encore plus.
    Bref un concept intéressant mais un produit qui tient absolument pas ses promesses et le sentiment de s’être fait arnaquer.

  8. Noona January 29, 2010 at 2:58 am

    Does anybody know where i could buy this? it’s fantastic!

  9. astephan December 31, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    is it antimicrobial? also, i think my dog would try to pee on it. :S

  10. Catherine July 17, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Wow, a gift for the eco warrior who has everything.

  11. Cosley March 23, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    I want one

  12. T-D February 8, 2009 at 2:24 am

    @ lewis, Killbit: Healthy moss is very dense. There’s a fairly large patch in the backyard (in the shade, where the dryer vent is) that feels like walking on a thick stack of towels. It all ties together densely enough that nothing sticks to your feet – it’s literally carpet-like, but much softer. My only concern would be how much traffic a bath mat gets, and whether or not the moss could take that kind of wear.

  13. Killbit January 28, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    I like the moss idea, just think that a bathmat is a bad implementation of it. I mean, if I just took a shower getting myself clean, the last thing I want to step on is moss and dirt.
    Interesting find though :)

  14. nanners January 25, 2009 at 12:45 am

    How do I get that bathmat?

  15. lewis January 20, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Awesome way to put plants in your home but wouldn’t it dirty your feet?

  16. cmedina1019 January 20, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    that is awesome

  17. Teajunkie January 20, 2009 at 3:33 am

    Signed up just because of all the cool stuff you guys have ..thanks

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