New York isn’t known for its abundance of greenery, but the city’s vitality served as the inspiration for a pattern offered in Benetti Stone’s Benetti Moss collection of decorative, interior wall panels featuring self-sustaining lichen. The lichen doesn’t require watering, pruning, or exposure to sunlight. Benetti Moss comes in white lacquered 90-cm-by-90-cm wooden frames and one additional pattern, Versailles. www.benettistone.com
Jennifer Brite is a design journalist and public-health scientist who is currently pursuing a doctorate in public health with a concentration in epidemiology and demography at the City University of New York. For ARCHITECT, she writes about new products and sustainable design.