Nailed Succession Stool Made from 12,000 Staples is a Prickly Pincushion Seat

September 25, 2013 by  
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From afar, Farg & Blanche ’s gorgeous stool looks round and plush. But on closer inspection ‘Nailed Succession’ could double as a torture device for the would-be sitter. Shown at the London Design Festival , the glittering seat is actually made up of 12,000 sharp staples , all pointed toward an unsuspecting user’s derriere. Read the rest of Nailed Succession Stool Made from 12,000 Staples is a Prickly Pincushion Seat Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , Farg & Blanche , green design , London Design Festival , Nailed Succession , sustainable design , upcycled staple stool        

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The Biomimicry Manual: What can We Learn About Resilience, Weight Loss, and Kidney Disease from the Grizzly Bear?

September 25, 2013 by  
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Image: Grizzly bear resting on a log in Alaska via Shutterstock I’m off to the wilds of Montana this week, doing some in-person, up-close biomimicry research, and I’ve got my fingers crossed I’ll see a grizzly bear. But you know, over there , not over here . With five inch long claws, massive muscular shoulders and forearms, and a habit of rearing up ten feet tall with a throaty growl, I don’t want this guy breathing hot bear breath down my neck. A subspecies of brown bear, he makes his home in the woodlands and mountains in Asia, Europe, Western Canada, Alaska, and down into the ‘Lower 48.’ He’s pretty much got the widest range of any bear. How’s he do it? Easy. He’s an opportunist par excellence . Can we learn something about adapting to change from the grizzly? Read the rest of The Biomimicry Manual: What can We Learn About Resilience, Weight Loss, and Kidney Disease from the Grizzly Bear? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: biomimicry , brown bear , keystone species , kidney disease , polar bear , top predator        

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