As the first really good snowfall of the winter continues to pile snow onto the streets, sidewalks, and grass we once again yearn for Spring. The 50 degree Chicago December and January days, further proving the presence of climate change, feel like a distant memory.
Now while we love living in a place that has four distinct seasons, the cold, dark, and dreary colors of a Chicago winter can bring out a lust for green.
So what do you do to add some color to the winter's greys and whites?
Here are three ways to enjoy grass year around in the comfort of your home:
1) grassland Shade L
These lampshades by Cologne Germany Based designer grassland (aka Bernd Oette) are made of real dried grass on a fabric lamp shade. The grass is painted green for a lush grass experience year round. The blades of real grass give off a wonderful aromatic scent year after year. Check out other grass design objects by grassland from wall coverings to sculptural and decorative objects.
2) Eric Bessel grass/hair series
You know that winter is getting the better of you when even discolored grass is a welcome escape from the snow on the ground.
Eric Bessel's untitled: grass/hair series explores the similarities in captured moments of wind-combed marsh grass and the parts and tufts of hair on the back of people's heads.
3) KUSA grass flip flops
Wander around the comfort of your heated home with the feeling of (artificial) grass between your toes with KUSA's grass flip flops.