Mushroom Lamps Lit Up with LED


Do you have any friends who love mycology and everything related to fungi and mushrooms? There must be someone out there. If you are having trouble deciding what to get them for their birthday, then look no further because Yukio Takano of Japan has an answer: he has created mushroom lamps that light up using LEDs. Perfect for desks, bedside tables or in the living room, these mushroom lights can look quite real at first glance, but as soon as they are turned on glow like something out of the movie Avatar.

Nature’s Canvas: Illustrations Etched Into Mushrooms

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Just when you think you’ve seen every possible medium for art, along comes Corey Corcoran who uses mushrooms as the canvas for his intricate drawings. The Boston-based artist etches imaginative scenes onto the surface of Ganoderma applanatum also known as Artist Conk mushrooms. As there is no erasing in this line of illustration, Corcoran must be very precise when he is engraving images into the mushrooms. Each specimen ranges in size from six inches to two feet and are mostly focused around plant life, insects, and people.