Mycelium mushroom grows into a living coffin

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Mushroom mycelium is a longtime favorite material here on Eclectic Trends and has appeared throughout the years in a few trend lectures. On this occasion, we'd like to show you how mycelium mushroom grows into a living coffin and how fungi could be used as burial markers next. Biodesigner and researcher Bob Hendrikx develops the Loop Cocoon coffin, which actively contributes …

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House Of Food ‘Nest We Grow’ – A Public Structure

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The House Of Food 'Nest We Grow' is an open and public structure whose main intent is to bring people in the community together to store, prepare, and enjoy local foods in Hokkaido, Japan. The program of the Nest is decided according to the life cycle of these local foods: growing, harvesting, storing, cooking/dining, and composting, which restarts the cycle. All …

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Architectural presence using absent matter

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The presence of matter is the essence of architecture. Indeed, through a material form, a construction rises in a place previously empty: an architectural appearance comes to existence. When abandoned, any building will succumb to time and become a ruin. A ruin represents, partially, the previous existing architecture; with a part no longer existing. What if we could build an architectural …

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IT’S TRENDING: The Mushroom Universe (Free Ebook)

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We see mushrooms everywhere; it's a trending Mushroom Universe! Fungi’s kingdom has around 144,000 of known species of organism. It includes yeasts, rusts, smuts, mildews, molds, and mushrooms. We use them in several aspects of our life: medicine, consumption, and lately largely in design. Fungi are among the organisms most distributed on Earth, and they have an essential role in the …

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Sustainable design: Growing Furniture

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Nowadays, sustainable design is a hot topic, so growing furniture in-sync with nature might seem something quite revolutionary. Still, the natural world has always provided us with everything we need. Not only when it comes to natural and indispensable resources but also in terms of materials and utensils, already from prehistoric times. Last summer, I visited the museum dedicated to Ötzi, …

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Our Top 5 Findings This Week

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Welcome to a new series on Eclectic Trends! We get all the time the question of where we get our inspiration from. Our Top 5 Findings this week will give you some insights of a few internet readings we pick every two weeks, and you'll see they're not Interior Design related only. We hope you'll find it educating and useful. LIFESTYLE 1// How we will …

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