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Designing with Tillandsia usneoides

Creato il 02 maggio 2010 da Greeninemotion
Spanish moss or Tillandsia usneoides is a flowering plant that grows upon larger trees, commonly Quercus virginiana and Taxodium distichum (Bald cypress) in the south east of the States. It is angiosperm in the family Bromeliacee (the bromeliads) that grows hanging from tree branches in full sun or partial shade. The plant has no aerial roots and its flowers are tiny and inconspicuous. Its elegant appearance combined with very low maintenance makes this plants a great friend for who has just entered the gardening world. Here they are some ideas to play with it!Designing with Tillandsia usneoidesFrench designer Patrick Nadeau has created an installation for Italian brand Boffi, consisting of hanging domes covered in living plants.Designing with Tillandsia usneoidesCalled Rainforest, the installation comprises a series of Corian frames held together with cable ties.Designing with Tillandsia usneoidesThe domes are suspended from the ceiling and used to light the Boffi product displays.Designing with Tillandsia usneoidesDesigning with Tillandsia usneoidesvia with Tillandsia usneoidesChinese inventor Li Fan has created an innovative system of living curtains for homes and apartments. Utilizing a simple paper-thin mesh support system, self-supporting plants are interwoven into the mesh, providing a Living Plant Curtain that always smells fresh while also filtering impurities from the air.Designing with Tillandsia usneoidesvia

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