17 Design Ideas Inspired By Nature
No matter how advanced our society and technology is, we can never forget our origins, and we always need something green around us. Of course, the best idea is actually spending some time in the countryside, but it’s not always possible, so the only thing left is probably bringing some nature to your house instead. So, let’s take a look at some of the most creative green ideas and maybe find something for yourself.
1. Grass Car
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2. Table With Removable Planter
Emily Wettstein uses reclaimed walnut and steel to craft this beautifully organic table. (link)
3. The Garden Furniture
The Garden Furniture project came about through an interest in making sculpture that uses both permanent and ephemeral materials, altering a static piece of furniture by covering it in living, growing grass. (Designer: Kevin Hunt)
4. Grow Up Cup
A cup with a grassy bottom. (Designer: Jinsik Kim )
5. Living Moss Bath Mat
Constructed of a decay-resistant foam called plastazote, this bath mat is a nursery for three varieties of living moss: ball mass, island moss and forest moss. The humidity of the bathroom and the drops flowing from the body, water the mosses. Great feeling to your feet are guaranteed! (Designer: Nguyen La Chanh)
6. One Pot, Two Lives
A planter and a fishtank joined together. (Designers: Sheng-Zhe Feng and Ling-Yuan Chou )
7. Growing Chair
Now you can sit on your favorite tree! The chair resides on a rolling planter with willow trees growing from each leg. Russian vine wraps around the willow branches for a full greenery effect. (Designer: Michel Bussien)
(Designer: Hafsteinn Juliusson)
9. Growing Jewelry
The collection of this hand jewelry is designed for people in metropolitan cities and is an experiment in drawing nature toward man, as nature being the presupposition of life. (Designer: Hafsteinn Juliusson)
10. Grass-On Green Lamp
This lamp is made entirely of recycled materials, including the synthetic grass, and completely recyclable. (Designer: ITILabDesign)
11. Umbrella Stand
This rather elegant new age umbrella stand uses rainwater from your umbrella to feed thirsty grass and adds a fun spot of green to your foyer. (Designer: Simon Enever)
12. Business Card
A self-initiated project to create a business card that people would keep on their desks and not in a drawer. By following the instructions correctly a decent bloom would have been seen within a week. (Designer: Jamie Wieck )
13. Organic Clock
The clock is powered by a safe chemical reaction between mud and metal electrodes, displaying the time without the need for additional power sources. (Designers: Francesco Castiglione Morelli & Tommaso Ceschi)
14. A Wearable Planter
Why should your plants stay at home? They help clean the air you breathe, are beautiful, and create a wonderful conversation starter. Carry a sprout, a succulent, or a flower you found on your morning walk. (Designer: Colleen Jordan)
15. Grass Ottoman
The Grass Ottoman is constructed of a fade resistant plastic set on a lightweight form that is solid yet light weight. It can be used in the garden or the living room. (Designer: GH Design)
16. Grass Flip Flops
Take a walk in the grass whereever you are! (link)
17. Green Roofs
Green roofs are frequently found on traditional farmhouses and farm buildings in Iceland. (link)
This moss carpet looks really cool, but I’m sure it is home for various bugs and insects, so getting one doesn’t sound like a good idea.
where can i get the 1 pot 2 lives? Love the idea
What brilliant and beautiful ideas, by those who care for the planet!
More power to your green thoughts!
love this collection…actually want it all!!! I think the business card and the chair are going to keep me enchanted for a while! Thank you for sharing….and to the creators…wow!
where can i buy the grass planter?
i live in the uk but i dont mind overseas shipping
The planter/fishtank is a good idea, but most of the others are rubbish, particularly the cup with a grassy bottom.
1. How are you supposed to wash it? (Unless you do it really carefully)
2. If you store it in a cupboard the grass won’t get enough light to grow!
Its for looks…
That grass car looks really unique! Well, everything in here looks nonpareil, but the car would probably be the utmost. A person won’t be able to see any car on the road with that kind of look! It’s apparently good to see one, because some people tend to forget about our environment already. When they get to see anything like these, they’ll remember the earth again and they’ll always be aware.
War in Iceland? The coffee table is such a viable and intelligent solution to home gardening with a great twist. I wouldn’t want to water my car or ottoman though…
love the Icelandic homes! Must be the best houses to live in during wartime.
Good for inspiration, however a some of them are really forced (like knuckles or jewelry)