There’s a new trend creeping its way onto the interior design scene, but for all its hype, it’s making its entrance rather organically. Moss, which generally makes its home on the bark of large trees, is now making its way into our homes — only when invited, of course — via Mosser, a spherical mass of moss that lives inside a small terrarium.
A safe bet even for those of us with notoriously brown thumbs, it only needs watering once every week or two and comes with its own mister.
Taking things a step further — not to mention the word “green” both literally and figuratively — are the scientific minds behind Biophotovoltaics, who recently introduced the concept of the “Moss Table” with the intention of harnessing the power, quite literally, of bio-photo-voltaic technology.
Per Inhabitat, “Electricity is generated from the electrons captured by conductive fibers inside the moss table. The technology turns energy that would otherwise be wasted in the photosynthesis process into power that can be put to practical use.”
The table can produce enough energy to power a digital clock, and the same technology is expected to eventually be harnessed efficiently enough to power lamps and, apparently, even laptops. To that, we say, “Go, go, gadget greenery.”