Belgian design collective Draw Me A Sheep notes:
'Round' is perfect in nature, but 'square' is perfect for industrial standard. To illustrate, square tree would enable wood industry to lose less material, to cut easier with machines and to store more efficiently.
C'mon, Monsanto, where are you when we need you?
TreeHugger is all about efficiency, and as one sawmiller said:
"I wish trees were growing square. Things people make with woods are square anyway, and we need to lose a lot by cutting out the rounded part."
The next step would be to breed L-shaped trees so that they could just cut them up into furniture with no waste at all. If they can design square tomatoes, they can surely do this. Draw me a sheep via below the clouds
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