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Immortal Jellyfish

Immortal ? Apparently so. Or at least if he’s not eaten first. I imagine if you are immortal, the chances of getting eaten at some point during eternity increase ;)

But yes, this cunning Turritopsis Nutricula, after getting through puberty can repeatedly transform back to it’s young, polyp state. Something like Doctor Who ;)

The key lies in a process called transdifferentiation, where one type of cell is transformed into another type of cell. Some animals can undergo limited transdifferentiation and regenerate organs, such as salamanders, which can regrow limbs. Turritopsi nutricula, on the other hand, can regenerate its entire body over and over again.” Read more on Yahoo Green.

Theoretically he can cycle indefinitely between mature and immature states, effectively making him immortal. Pretty cool huh?

But how long before he’s being ground up and sold to us as wrinkle cream…

- Amazing photo above by Peter Schuchert. Lots more alien looking sea creatures here.

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Shauna Richardson - Chrochetdermy

Some amazing crochet / taxidermy skills here from Shauna Richardson. I’ve tried to crochet before and i tell you what, this wouldn’t be easy! There’s some superior technical action and planning gone in to these. There are some wonderful shots on her site of the animals roaming free in urban darkness. Giving them a darker, much more sinister feel. See the full gallery here. Amazing work.

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That’s more like it. Fair Trade tshirt here from People Tree. Vote for the best one over at Cadbury Fairtrade. Cheers for the link Asi!

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Woodland House

Costing only £3000 to build, this low impact eco home looks straight out of The Shire. Built using mainly a chainsaw, hammer and 1 inch chisel it’s pretty amazing. Read Simon Dale’s thoughts on sustainable society, and why he built the home – here.  Also – how it was done, step by step photos. More images of this gorgeous home here. I want to live there!

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Wooden Keyboard

Looks like it’s for PC though :( Come on Apple! When you bringing out a wooden touch screen Mac tablet ? Biodegradable computer, yeh, that’s what we want! Keyboard above, by Hacoa.

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BranchCushions

Sweet character design on these pillows from Branch. They’re double sided too. There’s a few more to choose from including some conjoined twins. The lovely thing about the Family Pillow is that you can choose your characters from the set below and decide how you want them laid out. Cool huh. Via Roadside Scholar which i spotted via Hand Craft Blog Bus. Lots of good stuff on both of those to check out.

Branch Family Pillow Character Options

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Grass Flip Flops

Seen on It’s Green Design. Grass FlipFlops developed by MisChief for Krispy Kreme (??)

“Each shoe has over 5,000 blades of grass and, if regularly tended to and watered, can last for over four months. We’re giving them away to stressed out commuters so they can relax in their own mini-park.”

They follow on nicely from the Green Grass Man and the Perpetual Grass Pavement! I think maybe grassy armchairs in the park next ?

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Blue Sky On Canal Street

You New Yorker’s probably saw this ages ago – so apologies if you have. But i just spotted it the other day. Amazing multi-tiered farm in the middle of the city! Or a concept for one at least. How wonderful would it be to see something this green in the middle of a cityscape. Looks like it has orchards, all sorts of crops, and a golf course. I hope there are solid fences. Don’t want to get hit on the head by a stray sheep whilst you’re carrying your shoppin’ eh. ; ) Images borrowed from New York Real Estate. Architectural concept by Work ACThe Locavore Fantasia.

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