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Mushroom Lamp Designs Inspired by Nature



Japanese firm Great Mushrooming created these wonderful mushroom lamps. Made of glass, LED lights and waste wood, the Mushroom Lamps are artistic and beautiful. These innovative lamps were on display at Design Festa 2010 in Tokyo. The lamp comes with mechanical, non-fungi on/off switch. Sadly the lamps are currently not on sale outside of Japan. Check out the website of Great Mushrooming for more details (In Japanese).

Check all the lamps here.
Via TheDesignHome

Things folded and connected


‘Oritsunagumono’ (translated as ”things folded and connected”) is a collection of origami works by artist takayuki hori, created to highlight the environmental threat of pollution to a number of species native to japan’s coastal waterways.

Each translucent sheet is first printed with either the images of fragments of an animal’s skeleton, or, on some pages, human-made discarded objects that are often ingested by the animals in the wild. Using the ancient tradition of folded paper, hori assembles the pages into a three-dimensional model. Once the paper is folded, the printed components are united as a whole, telling the visual story
of the animal’s plight to survive in an increasingly polluted and hazardous ecosystem.

While the animal skeletons appear as x-ray images, the garbage they ingest is frequently highlighted in colour. 

Too cute. Source DesignBoom.
Thanks to Beni from Outfacing for sharing 🙂