"Once Was" -- A Reminder of Where Stuff Comes From

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Like The Light Drop we featured before, Brazilian designer Rafael Morgan's new "Once Was" comb is designed to be a thought-provoking commentary on our consumption first and functional art second. Says Morgan, "We are so used to some everyday objects that sometimes we don't realize what's behind them, where do they came from. Great part of the exotic wood that is consumed in USA and Europe are illegally imported from poor countries like Brazil.

"This comb reminds us of what it once was in the past.

"It once was a tree, it once was alive."

Should the comb ever be mass-produced, Morgan assures us it'll be carved from certified sustainable wood. See more thoughtful, sustainable designs at ::Rafael Morgan

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