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Flowers, Bombs Not Mutually Exclusive

Seed-bombing is not exactly a new phenomenon, but this has got to be its slickest application we’ve seen yet: Suck UK‘s beautiful flower grenades, designed by artist Tony Minh Nguyen and Snowhome.

From Minh Nguyen’s original description of a 2008 project he called the “Bio-Grenade”:

Paradox of construction-destruction ran this idea. Instead of the grenade form leaving a detrimental impact it disperses life. Designers are ultimately the ones that determine how products respond to our environment. With this responsibility comes the careful consideration of what materials one should use to reduce a product’s impact. There is no better time then now to start thinking about tomorrow. For the paper pulp I recycled blank newsprint discarded from Savannah Morning News. The wildflower seeds used are native to 48 states not including Hawaii and Alaska.

Compare with the original bio-grenade project to chart its evolution:

You can purchase three flower grenades for £12.00 (roughly 17 US dollars) at Suck UK.

(via MAKE, Tony Minh Nguyen)

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