A bizarre bath-mat which is made out of 70 balls of moss held together in a latex frame has gone on sale after a prototype creation became a hit online.
The ‘Moss Rug’ was created by Nguyen La Chanh over two-years-ago as part of her degree course, but as soon as she uploaded images to the web, she was besieged with requests to buy it.
Since then she has been perfecting the design and finding a firm capable of making the odd item which uses forest moss as a ‘living’ carpet.
Nguyen, from Switzerland, says the idea of having things growing it the bathroom came to her while she was a student… that’s shared bathrooms for you.
Speaking of the design, she said: “The humidity of the bathroom and the drops flowing from the body, water the mosses. This vegetation carpet procures a great feeling to your feet.
“The idea was to a new way of having your plants inside. Not only plants in pots quietly standing in the corner of a living room but alive plants, evolving in the house.”
And in case you want to try promoting your own moss in your yard, here’s a simple recipe that will promote moss growth on stone, brick and the like:
Mix up a batch of 12 oz. beer, 1/2 teaspoon of sugar and a couple of clumps of moss. Paint this mixture thickly on any damp shady surface you’d like to be moss covered and the moss will slowly grow and spread.