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Grass lawns in the living room

art and culture Updated: Nov 25, 2011 00:52 IST

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City dwellers can now have a garden full of real grasses into their living room even in a high rise flat and grow potatoes on their sofa.

A German-born designer has created a living carpet and a sofa that incorporates a planter for potatoes.

The living rug will provide freshly cut lawn into living room as long as the owners remember to water it.

But the garden rug, created by designer Pia Wustenberg, isn’t for those who are short of funds as growing it could cost up to £1,000.

The living carpet begin life as a soft grey pillow — then as the seedlings begin to take hold, the grass grows through in a specially chosen design — curling flowers or spirals and, as her website says, bringing “the qualities of a living organism to an inanimate object.”

“I love the hustle and bustle of the inner city, but I really miss having a garden to sit in and care for,” the Daily Mail quoted Wustenberg as saying.“That’s how I got the idea for the garden rug.”