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Nature can be a designer's best friend as well as a brilliant point of inspiration. It would be silly to think that our short time span to design objects and processes could ever begin to match with mother nature's billions of years of practice.

When you're next walking through a forest, take the time to slow down and wander and you'll be amazed at the things you would usually miss.

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign

Nature can be a designer's best friend as well as a brilliant point of inspiration. It would be silly to think that our short time span to design objects and processes could ever begin to match with mother nature's billions of years of practice. When you're next walking through a forest, take the time to slow down and wander and you'll be amazed at the things you would usually miss. #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign 

No better feeling than finding out that your strain of fungi finally overcomes a hurdle. 
One method of training fungi involves a process similar to how vaccinations work, by introducing a sample of material/contaminants that you want to target, the mycelium will slowly learn how to fight and break down the material.

Test samples like this, if done properly, can stay dormant for weeks to months before the fungi eventually cracks the magic method and bursts into action, and once that happens, it's time to clone and re-run the whole experiment.

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign

No better feeling than finding out that your strain of fungi finally overcomes a hurdle. One method of training fungi involves a process similar to how vaccinations work, by introducing a sample of material/contaminants that you want to target, the mycelium will slowly learn how to fight and break down the material. Test samples like this, if done properly, can stay dormant for weeks to months before the fungi eventually cracks the magic method and bursts into action, and once that happens, it's time to clone and re-run the whole experiment. #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign 

Began reading this amazing book and I can't believe how much it expands your knowledge and appreciation of forests and the creatures that reside within.

Whilst reading this, I've discovered an uncanny similarity between the symbiotic relationship between fungi-flora and how Natura as a company operates. I'm hoping share my ideas with you in the next few days, but until then, have a good weekend!

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign

Began reading this amazing book and I can't believe how much it expands your knowledge and appreciation of forests and the creatures that reside within. Whilst reading this, I've discovered an uncanny similarity between the symbiotic relationship between fungi-flora and how Natura as a company operates. I'm hoping share my ideas with you in the next few days, but until then, have a good weekend! #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign 

On/Off 
Object is 90% weaved by microorganisms
*Due to the biological process, every piece is unique
Time of customized growth is 1 month
Dimensions: 50x50 cm

Currently Taking orders on our website.
Check the link in our bio for info!

#makegrow #scoby #materialdesign #materialresearch #growingmaterials #growingthings #prototypes #prototyping #biofabrication #biodesign #biomaterial #materialdrivendesign #cradletocradle #futurematerials #futureisbiodegradable #compost #light #lamp #design #naturalbuilding #naturalinterior #earthhome #earthinterior #interior #interiordesign #ecointeriors

On/Off Object is 90% weaved by microorganisms *Due to the biological process, every piece is unique Time of customized growth is 1 month Dimensions: 50x50 cm Currently Taking orders on our website. Check the link in our bio for info! #makegrow  #scoby  #materialdesign  #materialresearch  #growingmaterials  #growingthings  #prototypes  #prototyping  #biofabrication  #biodesign  #biomaterial  #materialdrivendesign  #cradletocradle  #futurematerials  #futureisbiodegradable  #compost  #light  #lamp  #design  #naturalbuilding  #naturalinterior  #earthhome  #earthinterior  #interior  #interiordesign  #ecointeriors 

@valentinadipietrotextiles has joined the lab on our 12 week research residency to continue her experimentation with #mycelium for her project ‘mychrome’ - looking at introducing colour at the incubation stage of the process - Valentina is one of the first few students to be testing out our material lab - find out more on our blog @royalcollegeofart @rcatextiles #materiallab #futurematerials #materialfutures #organicmaterials #mushroom #waste #growingmaterials

@valentinadipietrotextiles has joined the lab on our 12 week research residency to continue her experimentation with #mycelium  for her project ‘mychrome’ - looking at introducing colour at the incubation stage of the process - Valentina is one of the first few students to be testing out our material lab - find out more on our blog @royalcollegeofart @rcatextiles #materiallab  #futurematerials  #materialfutures  #organicmaterials  #mushroom  #waste  #growingmaterials 

Exploring the potential of bio-material technologies. We are a company with a vision that products should be in harmony with our environment. We seek to disrupt the disposal of waste and create a complete circular economy of products.

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign #mushroomsofinstagram #allthemushroomhastags

Exploring the potential of bio-material technologies. We are a company with a vision that products should be in harmony with our environment. We seek to disrupt the disposal of waste and create a complete circular economy of products. #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign  #mushroomsofinstagram  #allthemushroomhastags 

Big changes coming to my Instagram...! People who have talked to me will know that it's been an ambition to start up a design consultancy and will be partnering up with the talented @efe.designs to bring our ideas into the world.
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The page will stay relatively the same par a name/logo change but expect to see a more industrial design style with some of our products as Sam brings in his technical prowess.
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We hope that you stay along for the ride as we try to use the environent around us as inspiration for creating beautiful products that don't harm the world we live in. Expect to see us in up and coming exhibitions!

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign #mushroomsofinstagram #allthemushroomhastags

Big changes coming to my Instagram...! People who have talked to me will know that it's been an ambition to start up a design consultancy and will be partnering up with the talented @efe.designs to bring our ideas into the world. . The page will stay relatively the same par a name/logo change but expect to see a more industrial design style with some of our products as Sam brings in his technical prowess. . We hope that you stay along for the ride as we try to use the environent around us as inspiration for creating beautiful products that don't harm the world we live in. Expect to see us in up and coming exhibitions! #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign  #mushroomsofinstagram  #allthemushroomhastags 

@materiom_ have taken residence at the lab for our GreenLab X Materiom collaboration - Over the next month we will be launching our #materiallab and #materiallibrary - come along to our #openhouse on Thursday 28th February to find out more, take part in some #materialmaking and meet our new residents #futurematerials #biomaterials #materialfutures #algae #growingmaterials #materiom #materialworkshop #wastematerials #livingmaterials #livingsystems

@materiom_ have taken residence at the lab for our GreenLab X Materiom collaboration - Over the next month we will be launching our #materiallab  and #materiallibrary  - come along to our #openhouse  on Thursday 28th February to find out more, take part in some #materialmaking  and meet our new residents #futurematerials  #biomaterials  #materialfutures  #algae  #growingmaterials  #materiom  #materialworkshop  #wastematerials  #livingmaterials  #livingsystems 

90mm Plates for sale, DM for info. Can also tailor the strains in a specified substrate if interested. UK based.

Following species available:
- Flammulina Velutipes (Enoki)
- Psilocybe Cubensis (Golden Teacher & Cambodian)
- Pleurotus Ostreatus (Grey Oyster)
- Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi)
- Pleurotus Ostreatus (Wild Tree Oyster)
- Hericium Erinaceus (Lion's Mane) - Morchella Elata (Black Morel)
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*Made to order*

#naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign #mushroomsofinstagram #allthemushroomhastags #goldenteacher #oyster #reishi #lionsmane #morel #blackmorel

90mm Plates for sale, DM for info. Can also tailor the strains in a specified substrate if interested. UK based. Following species available: - Flammulina Velutipes (Enoki) - Psilocybe Cubensis (Golden Teacher & Cambodian) - Pleurotus Ostreatus (Grey Oyster) - Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi) - Pleurotus Ostreatus (Wild Tree Oyster) - Hericium Erinaceus (Lion's Mane) - Morchella Elata (Black Morel) . *Made to order* #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign  #mushroomsofinstagram  #allthemushroomhastags  #goldenteacher  #oyster  #reishi  #lionsmane  #morel  #blackmorel 

Hunting for fungi is a lot more enjoyable with friends... even if it's a trusty truffle snuffler, who never complains about staying in the forest for hours.

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign #mushroomsofinstagram #allthemushroomhastags

Hunting for fungi is a lot more enjoyable with friends... even if it's a trusty truffle snuffler, who never complains about staying in the forest for hours. #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign  #mushroomsofinstagram  #allthemushroomhastags 

SCOBY object 🌱 If things can be part of vegetation process? How will it change retail and distribution system? How will Ikea change? Did we hear customer complains known from Farmers market? - " Excuse me, do you have more ripe lamps at the moment? .... Object made from SCOBY, water and copper, 90% grown. When bored of use, feed the soil and reuse copper part to grow next object. #Reusable and #biodegradable made through #circularprocess. #healthydesign
Grown on demand, inquires on pm.
#scoby #futurefarmer #biodegradable #growingmaterials #growingthings #growingmaterials #futurematerials #ikea #ikeahack #design #sustainabledesign #greendesign #futureisbiodegradable #object #biodesign #biomaterial #biomanufacturing #biofabrication

SCOBY object 🌱 If things can be part of vegetation process? How will it change retail and distribution system? How will Ikea change? Did we hear customer complains known from Farmers market? - " Excuse me, do you have more ripe lamps at the moment? .... Object made from SCOBY, water and copper, 90% grown. When bored of use, feed the soil and reuse copper part to grow next object. #Reusable  and #biodegradable  made through #circularprocess . #healthydesign  Grown on demand, inquires on pm. #scoby  #futurefarmer  #biodegradable  #growingmaterials  #growingthings  #growingmaterials  #futurematerials  #ikea  #ikeahack  #design  #sustainabledesign  #greendesign  #futureisbiodegradable  #object  #biodesign  #biomaterial  #biomanufacturing  #biofabrication 

Even when there's physical obstacles fighting against them, fungi still finds a way to push past it and flourish... We could certainly learn a few things from them.
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Flattest F. fomentarius that I've seen! Mushroom hunting is at its lowest time in the UK but you can always find a Polypore or two to photograph on your walks.

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign #mushroomsofinstagram #allthemushroomhastags

Even when there's physical obstacles fighting against them, fungi still finds a way to push past it and flourish... We could certainly learn a few things from them. . Flattest F. fomentarius that I've seen! Mushroom hunting is at its lowest time in the UK but you can always find a Polypore or two to photograph on your walks. #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign  #mushroomsofinstagram  #allthemushroomhastags 

Another one of the samples from the mycoremidiation project. This isolation of mycelium extracts the red dye but then expresses it through it's hyphae. (You can see the colour tint very slightly through this shot.)
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Paul Stammets has envisioned this type of process to be used to extract minerals and elements which can then be refined back to virgin molecules... imagine a mining process where you grow mushrooms in mineral rich soil, to which you collect and process the mushrooms!

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign #mushroomsofinstagram #allthemushroomhastags

Another one of the samples from the mycoremidiation project. This isolation of mycelium extracts the red dye but then expresses it through it's hyphae. (You can see the colour tint very slightly through this shot.) . Paul Stammets has envisioned this type of process to be used to extract minerals and elements which can then be refined back to virgin molecules... imagine a mining process where you grow mushrooms in mineral rich soil, to which you collect and process the mushrooms! #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign  #mushroomsofinstagram  #allthemushroomhastags 

Making leaps and bounds on some of the projects that I have started. The pictures below are an example of mycelium's brilliant, but random, power to adapt. Both plates below were inoculated on the same substrate (MEA) and were dyed bright red with colouring.

One promising feature of mycelium is it's ability to learn how to break down specific molecules, especially hydrocarbons, and are often attracted to them for their high energy potential. Simulating these molecules with the red dye, you can see how the plate on the left is ahead of the right in digesting the red dye, having a higher nutritional content to the agar. The application of this method will help humans clean up oil spills, heavy metal soil contamination, pesticide residuess; the list goes on and on.

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign #mushroomsofinstagram #allthemushroomhastags

Making leaps and bounds on some of the projects that I have started. The pictures below are an example of mycelium's brilliant, but random, power to adapt. Both plates below were inoculated on the same substrate (MEA) and were dyed bright red with colouring. One promising feature of mycelium is it's ability to learn how to break down specific molecules, especially hydrocarbons, and are often attracted to them for their high energy potential. Simulating these molecules with the red dye, you can see how the plate on the left is ahead of the right in digesting the red dye, having a higher nutritional content to the agar. The application of this method will help humans clean up oil spills, heavy metal soil contamination, pesticide residuess; the list goes on and on. #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign  #mushroomsofinstagram  #allthemushroomhastags 

'A fungal landscape...' Mycelium and mushrooms are one of the most overlooked biological systems that we know. It's common knowledge that a walk through a forest can see us stepping on thousands of miles of mycelium networks, but yet we never see this magic.

We invite you into a window of mycelium, each one as unique as a fingerprint, as a response to it's changing environment. It allows you to explore the most bizarre textures and shows that mushrooms aren't something to be fearful of, but amazed by.

If you are interested in this product, contact algranter@outlook.com. They can be built to fit any size, shape or preference upon request.

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign #mushroomsofinstagram #allthemushroomhastags

'A fungal landscape...' Mycelium and mushrooms are one of the most overlooked biological systems that we know. It's common knowledge that a walk through a forest can see us stepping on thousands of miles of mycelium networks, but yet we never see this magic. We invite you into a window of mycelium, each one as unique as a fingerprint, as a response to it's changing environment. It allows you to explore the most bizarre textures and shows that mushrooms aren't something to be fearful of, but amazed by. If you are interested in this product, contact algranter@outlook.com. They can be built to fit any size, shape or preference upon request. #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign  #mushroomsofinstagram  #allthemushroomhastags 

Winter time with mycelium really slows down as temperatures drop; stock and products take their time, but it seems like a way that the fungi forces you to take your time to refresh and reboot your processes and plan for the year ahead.

Beginning to move into a prototyping stage for a lot of the products we have planned so we can hit the summer running.

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign #mushroomsofinstagram #allthemushroomhastags

Winter time with mycelium really slows down as temperatures drop; stock and products take their time, but it seems like a way that the fungi forces you to take your time to refresh and reboot your processes and plan for the year ahead. Beginning to move into a prototyping stage for a lot of the products we have planned so we can hit the summer running. #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign  #mushroomsofinstagram  #allthemushroomhastags 

🗑About design trash: here’s our take on it from the Biodesign identity and exhibition for @nieuweinstituut. Instead of a standard flyer as handout, we stitched together these recycled A3 papers with different seeds inside. Encouraging the visitors to throw them away, in a local park or from their driving car. 👍🌱

🗑About design trash: here’s our take on it from the Biodesign identity and exhibition for @nieuweinstituut. Instead of a standard flyer as handout, we stitched together these recycled A3 papers with different seeds inside. Encouraging the visitors to throw them away, in a local park or from their driving car. 👍🌱

light pink scoby baby next to the mother on the left.
part of alkymi - the materialbar.

#circulareconomy #material #biofabricate #kombucha #scoby #fungi #dyeing #DIYbio #growingmaterials #educations #natureinspired #livingmaterials #grown #biodesign #organic #organicwaste #sustainability #sustainabledesign #design #materialinnovation #biomaterials #bergwerk #fakultätgestaltungwürzburg
SCOBY packaging, carnival edition. Edible and home compostable, healthy for soil and animals, after party toss it to the ground without guild or fertilize your plants. (Pictures after party tommorow, my plants are hungry!) #SCOBY #futurematerials #futureoffood #ediblepackaging #catering #zerowaste #fooddesign #foodinnovation #ferment ##kombucha #growingmaterials #biodesign #biodegradable #futureisbiodegradable #fertilizer #compost #compostablepackaging #plasticalternative #biomaterial #biocelulose #mycelium

SCOBY packaging, carnival edition. Edible and home compostable, healthy for soil and animals, after party toss it to the ground without guild or fertilize your plants. (Pictures after party tommorow, my plants are hungry!) #SCOBY  #futurematerials  #futureoffood  #ediblepackaging  #catering  #zerowaste  #fooddesign  #foodinnovation  #ferment  ##kombucha  #growingmaterials  #biodesign  #biodegradable  #futureisbiodegradable  #fertilizer  #compost  #compostablepackaging  #plasticalternative  #biomaterial  #biocelulose  #mycelium 

'From spoon to bowl...' We undervalue what trees do for our planet; they store carbon, supply us with the air we breathe and support the wildlife we see. Carving an object from timber should be seen as a privilege, but to see the amount of wasted potential from the wood shavings goes against honouring that.

Whilst I've been learning how to carve, I have been accumulating all the shavings which have been destined to be transformed using fungi to give this material a new lease of life. This should be proof that one man's trash can be another man's treasure.

If you are interested in purchasing this bespoke object, please get in touch or email algranter@outlook.com.

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign #mushroomsofinstagram #allthemushroomhastags

'From spoon to bowl...' We undervalue what trees do for our planet; they store carbon, supply us with the air we breathe and support the wildlife we see. Carving an object from timber should be seen as a privilege, but to see the amount of wasted potential from the wood shavings goes against honouring that. Whilst I've been learning how to carve, I have been accumulating all the shavings which have been destined to be transformed using fungi to give this material a new lease of life. This should be proof that one man's trash can be another man's treasure. If you are interested in purchasing this bespoke object, please get in touch or email algranter@outlook.com. #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign  #mushroomsofinstagram  #allthemushroomhastags 

Do you wanna try growing material? We can grow samples customized for your need just drop us a message 🌱🌱 #scoby #scobypackaging #growingthings #kombucha #futurefarmer #biodesign #growingmaterials #biomaterial #ediblepackaging #futureoffood #futurematerials #materialdesign #materialresearch #materialdrivendesign #material #future #matter #circularprocess #cradletocradle #plasticfree #bioplastic #biofabrication #zerowaste #biotextile #textiledesign #circularfashion
Do you wanna try growing material? We can grow samples customized for your need just drop us a message 🌱🌱 #scoby #scobypackaging #growingthings #kombucha #futurefarmer #biodesign #growingmaterials #biomaterial #ediblepackaging #futureoffood #futurematerials #materialdesign #materialresearch #materialdrivendesign #material #future #matter #circularprocess #cradletocradle #plasticfree #bioplastic #biofabrication #zerowaste #biotextile #textiledesign #circularfashion
Do you wanna try growing material? We can grow samples customized for your need just drop us a message 🌱🌱 #scoby #scobypackaging #growingthings #kombucha #futurefarmer #biodesign #growingmaterials #biomaterial #ediblepackaging #futureoffood #futurematerials #materialdesign #materialresearch #materialdrivendesign #material #future #matter #circularprocess #cradletocradle #plasticfree #bioplastic #biofabrication #zerowaste #biotextile #textiledesign #circularfashion
five shades of red cabbage transforming the PH value with citron, sparkling water, soda and vinegar.
part of alkymi - the materialbar.

#circulareconomy #material #biofabricate #fashion #sustainablefashion #spirulina #algae #naturecolors #colorsofnature #textiledyeing #fabric #DIYbio #growingmaterials #natureinspired #livingmaterials #grown #biodesign #organicwaste #sustainability #sustainablefashion #sustainabledesign #design #materialinnovation #biomaterials

five shades of red cabbage transforming the PH value with citron, sparkling water, soda and vinegar. part of alkymi - the materialbar. #circulareconomy  #material  #biofabricate  #fashion  #sustainablefashion  #spirulina  #algae  #naturecolors  #colorsofnature  #textiledyeing  #fabric  #DIYbio  #growingmaterials  #natureinspired  #livingmaterials  #grown  #biodesign  #organicwaste  #sustainability  #sustainablefashion  #sustainabledesign  #design  #materialinnovation  #biomaterials 

One of the lights decided that it wanted to begin fruiting over Christmas. The white bulge in the centre is new growth, focusing it's energy and mass to produce a polypore conk in order to drop it's spores and reproduce; haven't experienced this before, but I must of had the conditions just perfect for this guy.

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign #mushroomsofinstagram #allthemushroomhastags

One of the lights decided that it wanted to begin fruiting over Christmas. The white bulge in the centre is new growth, focusing it's energy and mass to produce a polypore conk in order to drop it's spores and reproduce; haven't experienced this before, but I must of had the conditions just perfect for this guy. #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign  #mushroomsofinstagram  #allthemushroomhastags 

colorful gradients of natural textile dyeing.
part of alkymi - the materialbar.

#circulareconomy #material #biofabricate #fashion #sustainablefashion #spirulina #algae #naturecolors #colorsofnature #textiledyeing #fabric #DIYbio #growingmaterials #natureinspired #livingmaterials #grown #biodesign #organicwaste #sustainability #sustainablefashion #sustainabledesign #design #materialinnovation #biomaterials
algae, red cabbage or beetroot.. color spectrum of natural textile dyeing.
part of alkymi - the materialbar.

#circulareconomy #material #biofabricate #fashion #sustainablefashion #spirulina #algae #naturecolors #colorsofnature #textiledyeing #fabric #DIYbio #growingmaterials #natureinspired #livingmaterials #grown #biodesign #organicwaste #sustainability #sustainablefashion #sustainabledesign #design #materialinnovation #biomaterials
Slime mold Sunday's! Spotted this cheeky dogs-vomit slime mold collecting firewood in a pine forest, would love to set up a time lapse to watch these guys move!

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign #mushroomsofinstagram #allthemushroomhastags

Slime mold Sunday's! Spotted this cheeky dogs-vomit slime mold collecting firewood in a pine forest, would love to set up a time lapse to watch these guys move! #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign  #mushroomsofinstagram  #allthemushroomhastags 

trying to harvest some algae out of the pond without proteins - it was surprisingly alive!
part of alkymi - the materialbar.

#algae #gardening #nature #bioplastic #biolab #circulareconomy #material #biofabricate #DIYbio #growingmaterials #educations #natureinspired #livingmaterials #grown #biodesign #organic #organicwaste #sustainability #sustainabledesign #design #materialinnovation #productdesign #biomaterials #spirulina #fakultätgestaltungwürzburg
missing summer season and our colorful ingredients!
part of alkymi - the materialbar.

#flowers #greenleaf #gardening #summer #biolab #circulareconomy #material #biofabricate #DIYbio #growingmaterials #garden #natureinspired #livingmaterials #grown #biodesign #organic #organicwaste #sustainability #sustainabledesign #design #materialinnovation #productdesign #biomaterials #fakultätgestaltungwürzburg
Even when fungi is confined to such a synthetic world away from it's home, it still produces amazing details.

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign #mushroomsofinstagram #allthemushroomhastags
Guttation on one of the lights. This particular species produce beads of moisture that work as a antibacterial barrier against contaminants. The beautiful droplets, similar to the conk, can be used as an antiseptic remedy for wounds; for both humans and trees.

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign #mushroomsofinstagram #allthemushroomhastags

Guttation on one of the lights. This particular species produce beads of moisture that work as a antibacterial barrier against contaminants. The beautiful droplets, similar to the conk, can be used as an antiseptic remedy for wounds; for both humans and trees. #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign  #mushroomsofinstagram  #allthemushroomhastags 

With time to think and the year coming to a close it's hard not to look back; and how amazing it has been. Roughly a year ago today my biggest worry was figuring out what project to do for my graduation, not knowing that during my research I had stumbled on something that would change my life and lead me here.

It was a simple coincidence and through the amazing @studiodan I was able to jump into the world of mycological design by vouching on my behalf to the talented @sebastiancoxltd. Then through six months of pain, sweat and lots of mold mixed with patience from the team, things clicked into place. I look forward to every new day working with mycelium and the wonders they produce and I feel so lucky to be able to call this my job.

Thank you to everyone who made this year what it is and I hope everyone has an amazing new year.

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign #mushroomsofinstagram #allthemushroomhastags

With time to think and the year coming to a close it's hard not to look back; and how amazing it has been. Roughly a year ago today my biggest worry was figuring out what project to do for my graduation, not knowing that during my research I had stumbled on something that would change my life and lead me here. It was a simple coincidence and through the amazing @studiodan I was able to jump into the world of mycological design by vouching on my behalf to the talented @sebastiancoxltd. Then through six months of pain, sweat and lots of mold mixed with patience from the team, things clicked into place. I look forward to every new day working with mycelium and the wonders they produce and I feel so lucky to be able to call this my job. Thank you to everyone who made this year what it is and I hope everyone has an amazing new year. #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign  #mushroomsofinstagram  #allthemushroomhastags 

Every day is a total mystery to me! Each time I start to think that I'm mastering fungi and getting somewhere, mother nature throws a curveball and screws that all up! Isolated this wild Agaricus bisporus (common mushroom) and the mycelia growth is nuts! It does look beautiful though. Anyone have a clue? 😲

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign #mushroomsofinstagram #allthemushroomhastags #agaricus #fieldmushroom

Every day is a total mystery to me! Each time I start to think that I'm mastering fungi and getting somewhere, mother nature throws a curveball and screws that all up! Isolated this wild Agaricus bisporus (common mushroom) and the mycelia growth is nuts! It does look beautiful though. Anyone have a clue? 😲 #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign  #mushroomsofinstagram  #allthemushroomhastags  #agaricus  #fieldmushroom 

Potatoes feat. tomatoes. 
Who needs fries when you can have a POTATO CUP?! Who am I kidding though, nothing can compete against fries of course🥔

Potatoes feat. tomatoes. Who needs fries when you can have a POTATO CUP?! Who am I kidding though, nothing can compete against fries of course🥔

Recently read about a study trying to prove that "reality is just a series of hallucinations that we collectively agree on..." - makes you think about how much of that can be changed or controlled.

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign #mushroomsofinstagram #allthemushroomhastags

Recently read about a study trying to prove that "reality is just a series of hallucinations that we collectively agree on..." - makes you think about how much of that can be changed or controlled. #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign  #mushroomsofinstagram  #allthemushroomhastags 

*TWO NEW SPECIES AVAILABLE*

90mm Plates for sale, DM for info. Can also tailor the strains in a specified substrate if interested. UK based.

Following species available:
- Flammulina Velutipes (Enoki)
- Psilocybe Cubensis (Golden Teacher)
- Pleurotus Ostreatus (Grey Oyster)
- Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi)
- Pleurotus Ostreatus (Wild Tree Oyster)
*- Hericium Erinaceus (Lion's Mane) *
*- Morchella Elata (Black Morel) *

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign #mushroomsofinstagram #allthemushroomhastags #enoki #goldenteacher #oyster #reishi #lionsmane

*TWO NEW SPECIES AVAILABLE* 90mm Plates for sale, DM for info. Can also tailor the strains in a specified substrate if interested. UK based. Following species available: - Flammulina Velutipes (Enoki) - Psilocybe Cubensis (Golden Teacher) - Pleurotus Ostreatus (Grey Oyster) - Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi) - Pleurotus Ostreatus (Wild Tree Oyster) *- Hericium Erinaceus (Lion's Mane) * *- Morchella Elata (Black Morel) * #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign  #mushroomsofinstagram  #allthemushroomhastags  #enoki  #goldenteacher  #oyster  #reishi  #lionsmane 

"There is a wealth of information built into us... tucked away in genetic material in everyone of our cells... without some means of access, there is no way even to begin to guess at the extent and quality of what is there." ~ A. Shulgin

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign #mushroomsofinstagram #allthemushroomhastags#goldenteacher #oyster #reishi #morel #lionsmane

"There is a wealth of information built into us... tucked away in genetic material in everyone of our cells... without some means of access, there is no way even to begin to guess at the extent and quality of what is there." ~ A. Shulgin #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign  #mushroomsofinstagram  #allthemushroomhastags #goldenteacher  #oyster  #reishi  #morel  #lionsmane 

The aliens have landed! These guys will be much needed medicine and just in time, casing layer needs tweeking next time but onwards and upwards. They still amaze me every day at how powerful and mystical they are, we really don't deserve them.

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign #mushroomsofinstagram #allthemushroomhastags #goldenteacher

The aliens have landed! These guys will be much needed medicine and just in time, casing layer needs tweeking next time but onwards and upwards. They still amaze me every day at how powerful and mystical they are, we really don't deserve them. #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign  #mushroomsofinstagram  #allthemushroomhastags  #goldenteacher 

The sun is shining today, which in Sweden means that summer is temporarily here and we can finally eat ice cream again. Before you throw the spoon in the nature, make sure that it is made from Potato Plastic☝🏼🥔

The sun is shining today, which in Sweden means that summer is temporarily here and we can finally eat ice cream again. Before you throw the spoon in the nature, make sure that it is made from Potato Plastic☝🏼🥔

Repping my new lab coat, got to look the part with my mushroom friends! Works picking up from all angles now, seems the investment of time and persistence is paying off.

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign #mushroomsofinstagram #allthemushroomhastags

Repping my new lab coat, got to look the part with my mushroom friends! Works picking up from all angles now, seems the investment of time and persistence is paying off. #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign  #mushroomsofinstagram  #allthemushroomhastags 

I've had some complaints of that there are no pictures of me eating my products. Therefore, @world posted a video of me eating a Potato Plastic bag. I included my top 6 favorite comments as well. 
Thanks @reuters for producing the video and @world for sharing my work!🥔

I've had some complaints of that there are no pictures of me eating my products. Therefore, @world posted a video of me eating a Potato Plastic bag. I included my top 6 favorite comments as well. Thanks @reuters for producing the video and @world for sharing my work!🥔

Experimenting with a technique to cleanse mycelium of any host contaminants as some isolations can carry bacteria and mould that can grow alongside. You can see some of the fine mycelia racing through the substrate.

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign #mushroomsofinstagram #allthemushroomhastags

Experimenting with a technique to cleanse mycelium of any host contaminants as some isolations can carry bacteria and mould that can grow alongside. You can see some of the fine mycelia racing through the substrate. #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign  #mushroomsofinstagram  #allthemushroomhastags 

90mm Plates for sale, DM for info. Can also tailor the strains in a specified substrate if interested.

Following species available:
- Enokitake (Winter's Mushroom)
- Psilocybe Cubensis (Golden Teacher)
- Pleurotus Ostreatus (Grey Oyster)
- Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi)
- Pleurotus Ostreatus (Wild Tree Oyster)

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign #mushroomsofinstagram #allthemushroomhastags

90mm Plates for sale, DM for info. Can also tailor the strains in a specified substrate if interested. Following species available: - Enokitake (Winter's Mushroom) - Psilocybe Cubensis (Golden Teacher) - Pleurotus Ostreatus (Grey Oyster) - Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi) - Pleurotus Ostreatus (Wild Tree Oyster) #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign  #mushroomsofinstagram  #allthemushroomhastags 

The texture is completely out of this world! The only closely related objects are cotton candy and felt. It still blows my mind. Check out my previous post if you're interested in finding out more.

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign #mushroomsofinstagram #allthemushroomhastags

The texture is completely out of this world! The only closely related objects are cotton candy and felt. It still blows my mind. Check out my previous post if you're interested in finding out more. #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign  #mushroomsofinstagram  #allthemushroomhastags 

Some exciting news to follow these sneak peaks....! Watch this space.

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign #mushroomsofinstagram #allthemushroomhastags
You are mistaken... this is not the eye of sauron! The mycelium will find any point of escape and when it does, it begins to thrive without any substrate, using it's network to provide nutrients from the core. If you ever look at the mycelia network under a microscope, you will see it pulsating almost like our own circulatory system.

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign #mushroomsofinstagram #allthemushroomhastags

You are mistaken... this is not the eye of sauron! The mycelium will find any point of escape and when it does, it begins to thrive without any substrate, using it's network to provide nutrients from the core. If you ever look at the mycelia network under a microscope, you will see it pulsating almost like our own circulatory system. #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign  #mushroomsofinstagram  #allthemushroomhastags 

Rhizomorphic mycelium bursting out! About time to case these monotubs up and get them hydrated for some awesome fruiting. Still gets me giddy every time.

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign #mushroomsofinstagram #allthemushroomhastags

Rhizomorphic mycelium bursting out! About time to case these monotubs up and get them hydrated for some awesome fruiting. Still gets me giddy every time. #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign  #mushroomsofinstagram  #allthemushroomhastags 

Just been reading up about ant-fungus mutualism, where colonies such as leaf cutter ants actually farm and propagate a species of fungi. They've been so successful in doing so that the fungi has evolved to a point where it cannot be found in the wild without living alongside a colony, and better yet, when the queen is ready to leave to start fresh, it will take a sample of the fungus to start its new colony.

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign #mushroomsofinstagram #allthemushroomhastags

Just been reading up about ant-fungus mutualism, where colonies such as leaf cutter ants actually farm and propagate a species of fungi. They've been so successful in doing so that the fungi has evolved to a point where it cannot be found in the wild without living alongside a colony, and better yet, when the queen is ready to leave to start fresh, it will take a sample of the fungus to start its new colony. #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign  #mushroomsofinstagram  #allthemushroomhastags 

Just look at that landscape! Awesome texture coming off one of my prototypes.

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign #mushroomsofinstagram #allthemushroomhastags
90mm Plates for sale, DM for info. Can also tailor the strains in a specified substrate if interested. UK only.

Following species available:
- Enokitake (Winter's Mushroom)
- Psilocybe Cubensis (Golden Teacher)
- Pleurotus Ostreatus (Grey Oyster)
- Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi)
- Pleurotus Ostreatus (Wild Tree Oyster)

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign #mushroomsofinstagram #allthemushroomhastags

90mm Plates for sale, DM for info. Can also tailor the strains in a specified substrate if interested. UK only. Following species available: - Enokitake (Winter's Mushroom) - Psilocybe Cubensis (Golden Teacher) - Pleurotus Ostreatus (Grey Oyster) - Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi) - Pleurotus Ostreatus (Wild Tree Oyster) #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign  #mushroomsofinstagram  #allthemushroomhastags 

Catching the features in the evening dusk.

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Now to most people, this looks like a bundle of white mess, but to me, this is 7 months of work finally paying off! Just when I was loosing my patience with this material I had the greatest surprise of walking into the lab this morning to discover all the mycelium lights had worked, well deserving of a victory dance!

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign #mushroomsofinstagram #allthemushroomhastags

Now to most people, this looks like a bundle of white mess, but to me, this is 7 months of work finally paying off! Just when I was loosing my patience with this material I had the greatest surprise of walking into the lab this morning to discover all the mycelium lights had worked, well deserving of a victory dance! #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign  #mushroomsofinstagram  #allthemushroomhastags 

Frustrating as it is, I wouldn't change this past half a year working with mycelium. It has completely taken over my life as both a hobby and a job, even weekends aren't safe from a bit of fungi. Results can be slow and problem solving is like shooting in the dark but I'm looking forward to the day it all pays off!

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign #mushroomsofinstagram #allthemushroomhastags

Frustrating as it is, I wouldn't change this past half a year working with mycelium. It has completely taken over my life as both a hobby and a job, even weekends aren't safe from a bit of fungi. Results can be slow and problem solving is like shooting in the dark but I'm looking forward to the day it all pays off! #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign  #mushroomsofinstagram  #allthemushroomhastags 

Managed to get a sample of the rhizomorohic mycelium from some Honey fungus. It was rumoured that soldiers in the war would run their bayonet through the soil to unearth strands and then use it to reattach buttons on their outfit.

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Managed to get a sample of the rhizomorohic mycelium from some Honey fungus. It was rumoured that soldiers in the war would run their bayonet through the soil to unearth strands and then use it to reattach buttons on their outfit. #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign  #mushroomsofinstagram  #allthemushroomhastags 

90mm Plates for sale, DM for info. Can also tailor the strains in a specified substrate if interested. UK only.

Following species available:
- Enokitake (Winter's Mushroom)
- Psilocybe Cubensis (Golden Teacher)
- Pleurotus Ostreatus (Grey Oyster)
- Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi)
- Pleurotus Ostreatus (Wild Tree Oyster)

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign #mushroomsofinstagram #allthemushroomhastags

90mm Plates for sale, DM for info. Can also tailor the strains in a specified substrate if interested. UK only. Following species available: - Enokitake (Winter's Mushroom) - Psilocybe Cubensis (Golden Teacher) - Pleurotus Ostreatus (Grey Oyster) - Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi) - Pleurotus Ostreatus (Wild Tree Oyster) #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign  #mushroomsofinstagram  #allthemushroomhastags 

Late night work session packing moulds with @sameathy

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Weirdest Puffball I've found! The texture was so soft and the base of the stem looked like a wrung out cloth!

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Auricularia auricula-judae aka Wood ear, Jelly ear or more controversaly Jew's ear. They are an edible species used commonly in the East for soups and has shown to be proactive against cholesterol and inhibits tumor growth.

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Auricularia auricula-judae aka Wood ear, Jelly ear or more controversaly Jew's ear. They are an edible species used commonly in the East for soups and has shown to be proactive against cholesterol and inhibits tumor growth. #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign  #mushroomsofinstagram  #allthemushroomhastags 

Really taken a liking to macro-mushroom photography. There's something beautiful in capturing a snapshot of a living thing that only lasts a brief moment.

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Really taken a liking to macro-mushroom photography. There's something beautiful in capturing a snapshot of a living thing that only lasts a brief moment. #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign  #mushroomsofinstagram  #allthemushroomhastags 

Oh how I don't want the mushroom season to end! What am I going to search for on my dog walks? :D

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SLIME MOLD FACT!!! It was used in Japan to map and optimise their underground rail system by modelling the cities stations with a food source and then leaving the slime to figure out the most efficient way to the food source. Stunning that a group of basic cells can form a strategy that any standard human would have a hard time figuring out!

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign #mushroomsofinstagram #allthemushroomhastags #slimemold #slime

SLIME MOLD FACT!!! It was used in Japan to map and optimise their underground rail system by modelling the cities stations with a food source and then leaving the slime to figure out the most efficient way to the food source. Stunning that a group of basic cells can form a strategy that any standard human would have a hard time figuring out! #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign  #mushroomsofinstagram  #allthemushroomhastags  #slimemold  #slime 

The intricate and changing features of mycelium are absolutely stunning. Photos never do it any justice, you've really got to see it grow for yourself.

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The intricate and changing features of mycelium are absolutely stunning. Photos never do it any justice, you've really got to see it grow for yourself. #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign  #mushroomsofinstagram  #allthemushroomhastags 

I recently heard a theory that mushroom spores create clouds in our skies... thousands of spores make their way into the upper atmosphere and attract water vapour, causing the appearance of clouds and the release of rain droplets inoculated with various fungi. Though it might seem far fetched, I really hope that it is proven true because that would be awesome! Sidenote: Look how stunning this Agaric is! Best one I've found this season!

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign #mushroomsofinstagram #allthemushroomhastags #flyagaric #agaric #amanitamuscaria

I recently heard a theory that mushroom spores create clouds in our skies... thousands of spores make their way into the upper atmosphere and attract water vapour, causing the appearance of clouds and the release of rain droplets inoculated with various fungi. Though it might seem far fetched, I really hope that it is proven true because that would be awesome! Sidenote: Look how stunning this Agaric is! Best one I've found this season! #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign  #mushroomsofinstagram  #allthemushroomhastags  #flyagaric  #agaric  #amanitamuscaria 

By far my favourite shot from today. When it rains, these little guys show themselves in there hundreds! Thank you to the team at Clumber Park for being a fountain of information on all things fungal.

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By far my favourite shot from today. When it rains, these little guys show themselves in there hundreds! Thank you to the team at Clumber Park for being a fountain of information on all things fungal. #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign  #mushroomsofinstagram  #allthemushroomhastags 

The enoki mushrooms are bursting out to fruit. They're an interesting species as they're sensitive to their environmental conditions; if you increase the Co2 levels and reduce lighting to minimum, you can get these long, fine 'noodle' fruits that are damn tasty in a stir fry.

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign

The enoki mushrooms are bursting out to fruit. They're an interesting species as they're sensitive to their environmental conditions; if you increase the Co2 levels and reduce lighting to minimum, you can get these long, fine 'noodle' fruits that are damn tasty in a stir fry. #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign 

READY... SET... GROW! The lab is finally complete and it's time to start growing some lights in time for Christmas. Thank you to @ninelaivanova and @sebastiancoxltd for all the help and knowledge building this, I just hope my novice partition doesn't fall down anytime soon haha.

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign

READY... SET... GROW! The lab is finally complete and it's time to start growing some lights in time for Christmas. Thank you to @ninelaivanova and @sebastiancoxltd for all the help and knowledge building this, I just hope my novice partition doesn't fall down anytime soon haha. #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign 

Growwwww my beauties!!! Thought I'd recently received a strain that was either a dud or damaged in shipping but it must of been a slow starter. Finally perfected grain to grain transferring too, time to turn these into amazing things.

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign

Growwwww my beauties!!! Thought I'd recently received a strain that was either a dud or damaged in shipping but it must of been a slow starter. Finally perfected grain to grain transferring too, time to turn these into amazing things. #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign 

Super giddy day today checking up on all the mushroom projects I've got going on at home. So many of them are going well, which is better than can be said for my previous attempts (touch wood). Most recently I've been trying to conquer grain to grain transfer of mycelium with these very picky species we've decided to use and it looks like I might of cracked it!

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign

Super giddy day today checking up on all the mushroom projects I've got going on at home. So many of them are going well, which is better than can be said for my previous attempts (touch wood). Most recently I've been trying to conquer grain to grain transfer of mycelium with these very picky species we've decided to use and it looks like I might of cracked it! #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign 

Unfortunately some of the culture samples become contaminated, but they produce a beautiful-looking 'war zone'. Sometimes unexpectedly, the mycelium will adapt and overcome these contaminants, creating genetics that are better adapted to fighting off intruders.

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium #biodesign

Unfortunately some of the culture samples become contaminated, but they produce a beautiful-looking 'war zone'. Sometimes unexpectedly, the mycelium will adapt and overcome these contaminants, creating genetics that are better adapted to fighting off intruders. #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium  #biodesign 

About a year ago I thought the strangest material I had worked with was edible jelly, that doesn't even compare to working with mycelium! The texture and makeup of the material varies so much, some of it feels like chewing gum, some pillow stuffing, some downright indescribable... Tomorrow's my last day and I would like to say thank you to everyone at @sebastiancoxltd for letting me in to the mushroom revolution, even if you don't have Yorkshire Tea, and of course cheers to @studiodan for the beers and the unscheduled, casual tutorial about my projects

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium

About a year ago I thought the strangest material I had worked with was edible jelly, that doesn't even compare to working with mycelium! The texture and makeup of the material varies so much, some of it feels like chewing gum, some pillow stuffing, some downright indescribable... Tomorrow's my last day and I would like to say thank you to everyone at @sebastiancoxltd for letting me in to the mushroom revolution, even if you don't have Yorkshire Tea, and of course cheers to @studiodan for the beers and the unscheduled, casual tutorial about my projects #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium 

Insert fun-guy joke here... It might look a bit disgusting, but the white 'fluff' you see here is mycelium, the root system of mushrooms and fungi. By using the process of spreading the mycelium, I'll be able to create compostable packaging out of agricultural waste. (fingers crossed)

#zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium

Insert fun-guy joke here... It might look a bit disgusting, but the white 'fluff' you see here is mycelium, the root system of mushrooms and fungi. By using the process of spreading the mycelium, I'll be able to create compostable packaging out of agricultural waste. (fingers crossed) #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium 

Yesterday I was straining over Solidworks, today I'm attempting to grow my own mycelium packaging! Can never tell what next week will be like... #zerowaste #naturadesign #natura #fungus #nature #mycology #fantasticfungi #livingmaterials #materialdrivendesign #ecologicaldesign #mushrooms #growingmaterials #fungalfutures #biofabrication #fungi #productdesign #bioart #materialsmatter #circulareconomy #biocomposite #naturalcomposite #mycelium

Yesterday I was straining over Solidworks, today I'm attempting to grow my own mycelium packaging! Can never tell what next week will be like... #zerowaste  #naturadesign  #natura  #fungus  #nature  #mycology  #fantasticfungi  #livingmaterials  #materialdrivendesign  #ecologicaldesign  #mushrooms  #growingmaterials  #fungalfutures  #biofabrication  #fungi  #productdesign  #bioart  #materialsmatter  #circulareconomy  #biocomposite  #naturalcomposite  #mycelium