Living in an urban environment certainly has its many advantages, but most of us city folk still pine for the great outdoors. And if weekend or vacation outings just aren’t enough, there are plenty of designers out there who have created ingenious green designs that bring tiny little pieces of nature into our homes and urban settings.

Some of these are simply creative home products designed to mimic nature in clever ways, but some of them are the real deal. After all, the feel of a plastic plant can’t compare to that of a real, living and breathing one. Whether it’s moss or grass planted onto a moist and nutrient-rich sponge or a clever arrangement of soil and grass, these products and design elements are sure to help sate your hankering for nature until your next vacation or weekend trip into the great outdoors.


    Picnyc Table

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    Ivy Bike Lock


    Designed by Sono Mocci

    A Wearable Planter


    Designed by Colleen Jordan

    Living Moss Bath Mat


    Designed by Nguyen La Chanh

    Pooleaf Pen

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    Cat Grass Table

    Designed by Emily Wettstein

    LED Mushroom Lamps


    Designed by Yukio Takano

    Grass Flip-Flops


    Designed by Kusa

    Leaf T-Shirts


    Designed by Dave Rittinger

    Interactive Cloud Lamp

    Designed by Richard Clarkson

    Leaf-It Sticky Notes

    Designed by Appree

    Flower Pots


    Designed by Good!

    Green Umbrella Stand

    Designed by Simon Enever

    Waterdrop Magnets

    Designed by Appree

    Dilston Grove

    Designed by Ackroyd & Harvey

    Greenhouse Lamp


    Designed by Kristyna Pojerova

    Green Bed

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    Growing Jewelry

    Designed by  Hafsteinn Juliusson

    Bloomin’ Designer’s Business Card

    Designed by Jamie Wieck

    Leaf Tie

    Designed by Tsunho Wang

    Living Desk

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    Grassy Page Markers


    Designed by yuruliku

    One Pot, Two Lives

    Designed by Sheng-Zhe Feng and Ling-Yuan Chou

    Living Wall

    Designed by Jean Nouvel | Image credits: Lauren Manning