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July 11, 2013

It’s Alive! 10 Ways to Decorate Your Home with Living Objects


Hey, remember when Hildy glued a bunch of grass to a wall on Trading Spaces?

Via hookedonhouses.net

Via hookedonhouses.net

That was terrible. Unlike whatever that was supposed to be, these living household items let you bring some life into your home without being ugly as all get-out.

Sprout-growing utensil holder

Via coroflot.com

Via coroflot.com

Love alfalfa sprouts? Need a place to put your spatula? Then you’ll obviously want this in your kitchen!

(Editor’s Note: The designer of this utensil holder described alfalfa sprouts as “fresh aromatic herblets.” There’s no way I could let this pass by without pointing that out. Herblets! Ha!)

Moss bathmat

via dornob.com

via dornob.com

The perfect symbiotic relationship: you get to rub your freshly-showered feet on some soft moss, and the water from your feet helps keep the moss alive. Everyone wins!

A tree chair

via pooktre.com/

Via: pooktre.com

How could you NOT be relaxed while sitting on a chair that’s also a tree?

A grass armchair

via http://greenupgrader.com/

Via: http://greenupgrader.com/

Don’t want to have someone else grow your living chair for you? With this mold you can do it yourself in your own yard. Watch out for grass stains.

Plant-holding table

via mocoloco.com/

via mocoloco.com/

This table has wells for plants — you can cover them up when you don’t want them displayed, and then let the greenery pop out when you want to enjoy them and let the plants clean your air a bit.

Wooly Pockets for plants

via woollypocket.com

via woollypocket.com

Here’s a “living” household item that’s actually accessible: hanging planters made of wool. You could get really ambitious and fill a whole wall with them, or just have a couple in your kitchen to hold herbs.

Grass-based wallpaper

via nonwovenwallpapers.com

via nonwovenwallpapers.com

If you actually don’t hate the idea of grass walls but want something a bit more stylish than Hildy’s interpretation, look for wallpapers made of grass fibers. You can get wall coverings made with your choice of plants, including jute, arrowroot and bamboo.

Lawn-lined chaise lounge

via voosfurniture.com

via voosfurniture.com

Love lying in the grass, but need some recline for your back and neck? Here’s your solution.

Aquarium furniture

via livingcolor.com

via livingcolor.com

Aquariums are already awesome, but aquarium bars and pillars are straight-up badass.

A pond in your backyard

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This is a man-made pond for your backyard, designed to house natural plants and stay clean without chemicals. Saved the best for last!