Welcome to the future: Glowing trees by Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde

We loved the idea of glow-in-the-dark ice cream, using jellyfish proteins. But now we could be in for some other glow-in-the-dark objects. Like trees. Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde is exploring ways of ‘using the bio-luminescent qualities of jellyfish and mushrooms to create glow-in-the-dark trees that could replace street lights’.

What a neat idea. You might recognize Roosegaarde from other incredible projects, such as Intimacy (where high-tech fashion becomes transparent based on personal interactions) and Smart Highway, which have more interactive and sustainable elements than regular highways. But glowing trees? We’ll see if this idea becomes a reality in the years to come. Personally, I’d love a glow-in-the-dark tree. Especially a glow-in-the-dark tree that produces glow-in-the-dark fruit that ended up as glow-in-the-dark compost.

Via Dezeen

Roosegaarde created a glow-in-the-dark tree concept using proteins from jellyfish and mushrooms

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Rachel Oakley is an Aussie writer based in NYC with an obsession for the creepy, cool and quirky side of life. Some of her main passions include philosophy, art, travel, and sarcasm.