The mycelium incubator is a contained system, which propagates the growth of mycelium. Mycelium is the fast growing hyphae root system of mushrooms, which creates a plastic/foam like material. It can be mixed with waste produce, such as coffee grounds, and grown into forms. By creating bio based alternatives to harmful materials such as plastic, we can enter into a new bio era where we grow what we consume, making us symbiotic with our environment and reducing our negative impact.
The Coralise Kit aims to create a connection with coral. It was crucial to create a product that would allow people to understand and appreciate coral, as its huge decline is mainly due to human actions. The kit includes a substrate, pegs and an informational illustrated book. The coral grows onto the pegs which slot into the corallite inspired holes, allowing the user to curate their own miniature coral reef without the contact of harmful adhesives. The bag is made using washable eco paper and a handmade print.