Carly Rubach

Villa Terrace “Chair”-ity Challenge

By - Mar 18th, 2012 04:00 am
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ThirdCoast Digest was asked to donate an artful representation of a chair for their upcoming fundraiser: A Chair to Remember. After a few brainstorming sessions, we decided to make a chair that could have the potential to grow in the time leading up to the event. We considered creating a chia paste, cutting out grooves in the piece to plant seeds and mixing beer with moss.

I’d come across a recipe before for a graffiti moss mixture and thought perhaps this could work if applied to roughly sanded wood. So, here’s to hoping. Plan A for the chair design is underway. I will keep you posted on the process and let you know if the moss actually begins to grow in the next couple weeks. If not, we’ll move on to Plan B. Check out this video documenting the initial process. And comment below if you have any other “living” chair ideas.

0 thoughts on “TCDIY: Villa Terrace “Chair”-ity Challenge”

  1. Anonymous says:

    […] A few columns back, I combined moss, buttermilk and a little bit of sugar with the hope that this mixture would grow and become part of a wooden chair. There was promise at first, but the moss didn’t seem to be expanding and it never quite took hold. I suppose I should leave such experiments to nature. […]

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