Here’s one for our green enthusiast readers! The eco-designer Danielle Trofe and Ecovative have collaborated on a fun, sustainable lamp project! The project was recently launched on Kickstarter, under the title Grow-It-Yourself Lamp Kit.
This wonderful kit allows creatively-minded users to make a beautiful lampshade. The lampshade is made by directly mixing a substrate (made of mushroom) with water and flour. The kit itself includes a bag of the substrate (called mushroom mycelium), a physical mold (in which to set the substrate), a pendant lamp set (that has been UL-certified) plus the overall instructions to make the lamp.
After placing the substrate in the mold, tap-water and a sprinkling of flour must be added to the mixture. Addition steps include baking in the material in the oven (so adult supervision is required).
The kit finally comes with as a hanging pendant set and/or standing table lamp made from sustainably sourced wood! A nice gift for an eco-conscious friend we think!