For growing underfoot and appearing with fickle irregularity, mushrooms have amazing utilitarianism, appearing on these pages as insulation, a new business venture with recycling mushroom compost, biofuel. They'll even lubricate your chainsaw and feed your dog, and now we can add "ambient lighting" to their list of uses.
We've seen shroom lighting before; this example utilizes LEDs for increased energy efficiency and sense of magical wonder in an otherwise ordinary living space. Australian designer Simon Duff decided to forgo Grateful Dead bears for tasteful realism; Duff's site is in the process of being built, so we'll have to wait for the rest of the tasty details. ::Simon Duff (under construction) via ::Core77