MYX Edible (!) Mushroom Lampshade by Jonas Edvard

MYX Edible (!) Mushroom Lampshade by Jonas Edvard

Elizabeth Licata
Feb 27, 2014
(Image credit: Jonas Edvard)

Indoor herb and salad gardens can be a fresh and sweet-smelling addition to one's decor, but they don't usually grow into one's decor. But this brilliant project has actually turned mushrooms into edible design.

(Image credit: Jonas Edvard)

These MYX by Jonas Edvard lampshades are grown from mycelium. It's a quick-growing fungus that can be grown into a mold, where it takes on a structure like a solid foam. For the Myx lamp, the mycelium is urged into a lampshade shape in a low-light, moisture-rich environment. When it's finished cultivating, the lamp shade is covered in oyster mushrooms that are apparently completely edible. You can just pick them off the lampshade and eat them.

The idea of eating things growing from the top of one's ceiling lamp might put most people off, but even under the mushrooms the fungus makes a papery, sustainable, and biodegradable lampshade with a natural beauty that could go well in almost any space.

Would you hang this mini mushroom farm in your own living room?

For more pictures and information, check out MYX by Jonas Edvard.

Via Gizmodo

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