Build a 4,000 square foot living wall and get some attention, sun print with your team and your phone blows-up with questions! We were so pleased with the attention our Instagram Story received earlier this month when we spent some time out of the studio doing DIY sun printing! We answered all your burning questions about this team-building exercise.
Everyone knows it's best not to let an unfamiliar odor fester. Our maintenance-free mosses can retain an earthy odor within the first few months after the preservation process. The good news is that there is action to take to minimize its impact without hurting the plants you waiting so patiently for us to create!
Our thoughts are with the people, plants and animals impacted by the volcanic eruption that continues to destroy parts of Hawaii’s Big Island. Learn about the ripple effect on small businesses like ours.
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!
Many of our living and moss walls are created for limited use at an event, trade show or as art in a private home. So when we get the chance to execute a project that is accessible to the public, we go BIG for the people in that community. Here is a guide to our most accessible living and moss walls, designed and installed as our big 'ole green high-five to everyone passing by.
Less than a week ago, Apartment Therapy launched a new Instagram account @iplanteven. Apartment Therapy is a home and decor site, designed to inspire anyone to live a more beautiful and happy life at home. They produce 125 pieces of original content every week, and we are thrilled that they are branching out to shine a light on Regenerative Design.
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.
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.
Check out our BIGGEST residential transformation yet! It took 4,644 different plants, seven irrigation systems for each vegetation "zone," and many helping hands over 1,161 sq. feet. We couldn’t be more pleased with the results.
For the "intellectual individual with a creative spirit," a living moss wall brings the calming beauty of nature to any space. Greenery not only can help create a Modern Avant Garde setting, but numerous studies have shown it to reduce anxiety and depression. So, the next time you can't decide on which color or wall paper to use in your home, why not "plant" it instead?
Amanda grew up on the folk ballads and guitar riffs of the Grateful Dead which eventually led to this beautiful moss piece of their Steal Your Face logo (sold here). Little did she know that it would one day lead her to meet the bassist of the Grateful Dead, Phil Lesh!
Organic is always at the heart of Clif Bar’s mission and that’s why this year at the Natural Products Expo West. Planted Design helped create a unique and natural exhibition. A striking 360° red moss sign boldly displayed. Clif Bar’s “New” nut-butter filled energy bars while a living fern wall beautifully emphasized their passion for healthy, organic products.
We are pleased to announce that Planted Design has earned two international platinum-level awards in the "Design" and "Silk, Replica & Preserved" categories. We had a wonderful time participating at the AmericanHort Cultivate Conference in July!
Summer is around the corner and we at Planted Design have been building and installing more live plant walls. And the living wall we built last summer/fall in San Francisco's Mission District has been recently featured in Inhabitat. We're excited to see our living showpiece more grown in and lusher than ever.
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!
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.
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.
Living in cities, we are constantly surrounded by concrete, traffic, noise and pollution. This is not the way we’re meant to live. Humans have had an evolutionary bond with plants since the beginning of . The human eye can distinguish between 2,000 shades of green, but only 100 shades of red. Recognizing a plant’s shade of green was important when you were about to eat it or use it for shelter or medicine. This could be why we’re drawn to plants.
What’s better than the gift of clean air? Thanks to her unique skills in green building and regenerative design, Amanda Goldberg of Planted Design has the air quality thing down, so breathe easy. Learn more about her vertical gardens, also available for rent, and innovative ideas that combine beauty with healthier air, inside and out.
Planted Design has been featured on Ann Marie Gianni's "We Heart" list. We're thrilled to share part of it and bring you this excerpt straight from the client! The preserved moss wall and custom moss shelving has really transformed her retail space.
There is much hype about this ubiquitous household plant and with good reason. Also known as the devil’s ivy, this plant is anything but evil. It is one of NASA and ALCA’s approved plants for removing formaldehyde, benzene, and other toxic chemicals from the air.