Moss Wall

As Seen on HGTV: Our CEO in Leopard Pants

As Seen on HGTV: Our CEO in Leopard Pants

We had the honor of appearing on the Season 6 premier of HGTV's Brother vs. Brother.  Catch all the details about our part in Jonathan Scott’s eco-chic design.

Living Walls vs. Moss Walls: Shedding Light On Our Most Frequently Asked Question

Living Walls vs. Moss Walls: Shedding Light On Our Most Frequently Asked Question

Our most frequently asked question is, “What is the difference between a living wall and a moss wall?” Before we dig into the answer, let's get one thing straight-- the differences between living and moss walls do not make one superior to the other. Both types of plant walls have unique characteristics and dance to the beat of their own drum... and boy, the rhythm is right!

Your Urban Brain on Plants

Your Urban Brain on Plants

Perhaps it's something you never think about; you see it every day struggling for life next to a busy street, or peeking through an abandoned building. You probably see it in the park but it doesn't occur to you to bring it home, even though it's one of the easiest remedies to anxiety, depression, or general malaise.

There's Nowhere To Go But Up! Why We Design Vertically.

There's Nowhere To Go But Up!             Why We Design Vertically.

When it comes to thinking outside of the planter box, up may be the way to go. Not only is a living or preserved plant wall perfect for limited space, there are numerous other benefits that you probably never realized. Let's start with a living plant wall.

Moss Masterpieces On Etsy

Moss Masterpieces On Etsy

Living walls are now a popular interior trend and rightfully so. Our clients love having greenery indoors, but not everyone had the right conditions to grow plants in their space or time/resources to take care of them. We hated saying no to our clients, so we found a comparable alternative to satisfy their green needs-- preserved moss walls! 

Designing with Moss

Designing with Moss

People started designing with moss thousands of years ago. Japanese Zen Buddhist monks were among the firsts to do so, by using moss in their rock gardens (aka zen gardens). Their zen gardens were not intended to necessarily imitate the actual appearance, but the intimate and profound quality of nature. Zen Buddhist monks admired the cool tranquility of moss, so they cultivated it on stones and walls.

Building Greener Cities

Building Greener Cities

One of Planted Design’s more prominent works has just been featured in Uplift’s latest article on greener cities! Our very own, Amanda Goldberg designed the facade of ‘Be Safehouse’ located in the heart of San Francisco, proving that we can in fact coexist and flourish with plants in a big city.