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Every year, we are part of the Interior Design Show, IDS West, where we showcase our latest products and designs.

For the 2017 show we created a unique and beautiful Mossart wall made of reindeer, Pole, Mood and Sheet moss. The Wave represents the unity and significance of British Columbia’s mountains and ocean.

Our “Win the Wave” contest was open to everyone and entrants were asked to  describe how our Mossart creation made them feel. Ainslie Fincham, Director of Sales, Events and Business Development Grouse Mountain Resorts, entered and won the contest sharing :

“The Wave makes me feel renewed. The vibrancy of colours is energizing and the piece is simply stunning. It will brighten the Grouse Mountain Chalet and share some of the beautiful natural elements we find on our property in a new way.”

You can now see this piece of art in their newly renovated Spirit Gallery Gift Shop.

And you? How does the Wave make you feel?

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What is Biophilic Design?

Indoor Plant Benefits

Plants fulfill an ancient, profound need. This is Biophilia

In 1984, Harvard biologist Dr. Ed Wilson named our natural human affinity for nature, Biophilia.

When referring to humans’ “love of living things” Wilson describes Biophilia as the “innate tendency to focus on life and lifelike processes”

 

More recently Dr. Stephen Kellert ,Author & Professor of  Social Ecology at Yale University noted in his latest book, The Theory, Science and Practice of Bringing Buildings to Life, that human dependence on nature goes far beyond our reliance upon material and physical sustenance. This dependence, he wrote in 1993, includes “a human craving for aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive, and even spiritual meaning and satisfaction.” This intrinsic connection, forged during our evolutionary development, plays a central role in our capacities to think, feel, communicate, create, and find meaning in life. (Quote and notes from Yale School of Forestry website)

 

At ByNature, we know how important plants are in our day to day life. This is why we created our own vision of interior design with plants and mosses. Our Design Team focuses on the effects plants and greeneries will have on each individual space.

 

Feel free to contact us for any project you have at +1 855 436 2919 or drop us a line here : contact

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Designing with Reindeer Moss

Indoor Plant Benefits

The Reindeer Moss also named Deer Moss or Caribou Moss is a light-colored Fruticose (bushy, branched)Lichen (Cladonia Rangiferina). As its name suggests it, it is the primary food for Reindeer.

The moss grows in both hot and cold climates ,in well-drained, open spaces. Found primarily in areas of alpine tundra, it is extremely cold-hardy. Its periods of most rapid growth are spring and fall when high humidity and cool temperatures prevail.

 

Here at ByNature, we import our preserved moss from Norway. The moss is preserved  in an eco-friendly process that consists of replacing the water in the plant with glycerine. It is handpicked in its natural environment following ecological practices, with an ISO Certification for sustainable harvesting in a way that allows for fast regrowth.

The moss is coloured afterwards with food based dye to give different vibrant colour options. Keep in mind that in order to have the plant as lush as it is when it is living, the air humidity in your space should be above 30% . The average air humidity is approximately 50% in a home or office.

 

Preserved Reindeer moss has excellent qualities for interior design projects. As it is preserved and no longer living or growing it is versatile and very easy to maintain. Requiring no watering, no trimming and no light it is adaptable to most indoor spaces where living plants could not survive. By using different mounting materials Mossart  can be installed on flat or curved surfaces in horizontal or vertical spaces. Another useful feature is that Mossart walls also provide significant sound absorption where they are installed.

We will say it again, our preserved moss is no longer living or growing so no watering, no trimming and no light required. If you are looking for ideas for your home or your office, don’t look further! Our creative team will design a custom Mossart to fit your space, style and needs. From the shapes to the colours, everything can be created.

 

We offer the option to supply only the moss to manufacture custom Mossart panels to perfectly fit your project. Everything is manufactured in Vancouver, BC. However we are serving and shipping all across North America.

Are you looking for fresh ideas for your space? Please, browse our project portfolio or feel free to drop us a line here for a free consultation.

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