Plastic Bottle Fish

Via Trend Hunter FB page

A fish sculpture constructed from discarded plastic bottles rises out of the sand at Botafogo beach in Rio de Janeiro. The city is host to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, which runs through June 22.


Fat Monkey – Florentijn Hofman

11/08/10 by Diane Pham @ Inhabitat

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Fat Monkey (Macaco Gordo)
Sao Paulo 2010
5 x 4 x 15 meters
Inflatable and flip flops

The Fat Monkey is a site specific work which was created out of the question from the Pixelshow to make a sculpture during their conference in 2010. Made with the help of local students and made from the brazilian icon; the flip flop which obviously works as one of the 10.000 pixels. The fat monkey is a work in the series Obeastitas.

Glow-in-the-dark mushrooms rediscovered after 170 years

July 10, 2011 by Alasdair Wilkins @ io9

In 1840, English botanist George Gardner was traveling in Brazil. One night, he noticed some boys playing with a strange, glowing object. To his shock, he had encountered a bioluminescent mushroom. It’s only taken 170 years to find some more. Neonothopanus gardneri – which is named after its discoverer, although it was originally misclassified as Agaricus gardneri back in the 1840s – isn’t the only mushroom that glows in the dark. But it has proven the most fiendishly difficult to find┬á […]

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