A list of intriguing things
One: This is Amorphophallus titanum which means “large misshapen penis” (you can see why). Its more popular name: Corpse flower because it smells appalling. But happily, it only blooms once in five years. This “horticultural celebrity” is also an endangered plant species, and scientists are scrambling to save it. New York Times has that story if you’re interested.
Two: Japan-based artist Jumpei Mitsui is one of just 21 LEGO Certified Professionals in the world. His latest achievement is a brilliant recreation of one of the most famous Japanese woodblock prints: Katsushika Hokusai’s “The Great Wave off Kanagawa.”
Three: A new technology uses upcycled sawdust and other byproducts from the wood industry to make 3D-printed objects that look like traditional wood. The company can replicate any kind of wood—including mahogany or ash—or object, be it these beautiful bowls or an entire ceiling. Fast Company has more on how they did it.