Author: Tijn Kooijmans

Baby buddha pear
Biocustomization

Lucky Fruits

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A Chinese farmer, Gao Xianzhang, has invented baby-shaped buddha pears and he is planning to export his idea. The produce became a success in his local province since people seem to think the pear gives them good luck.  He has created a series of 10,000 this season and plans to take the fruits of his labour to the UK and Europe.

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Bionics

Hyperfins

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The next step in biomimetic body extentions for propelling yourself through water. Man moves on from copying ducks to become a dolphin-like cyborg. With these fins you can be faster and more acrobatic as they promise to launch you out of the water.

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Bionics

Bionic Pinguins

Festo Bionic Learning Lab demonstrates their new technologies inspired by nature. Another step towards artificial pets replacing extincted animals, or just an exposé of scientific ability? Related: Flying Penguins | Alavs |…

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Design-for-debate

Multifunctional city farming

This installation in P.S. 1 countryard (NY) serves as a music stage, leisure space and a vertical public farm. It grows – amongst others – peas, mint, rhubarb, and fennel. Cardboard tubes…

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