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lego bonsai by azuma makoto

makoto lego pine

Tokyo-based artist Azuma Makoto‘s works are usually of the botanical nature, like the painstakingly cut, twisted, and folded leaves that comprise his Collapsible Leaves sculptures. A few of his works though, like the Lego Pine, use non-botanical media to evoke visions of plant life. I love how the angular lines of the Lego make the piece look like a pixelated picture.

The Lego Pine would look great on a table next to his stellar astroturf-covered Herman Miller Aeron chair (the same chairs we have at the office here).

astroturf chair

[via Colossal]



Goli Mohammadi

Goli Mohammadi

I’m a word nerd who loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon. I was an editor on the first 40 volumes of MAKE, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. In particular, covering art is my passion — after all, art is the first thing most of us ever made. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for untouched powder fields and ideal alpine lakes.

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  • LiquidBeef (@liquidbeef)

    Do you mean you have Aeron chairs in your office, or astroturf-covered Aeron chairs? Curious how that astroturf feels after a long day (or a year). Like, does it cure swamp butt?

    • Goli Mohammadi

      Def not astroturf-covered :) They look really cool, but I suspect they’d be a bit uncomfortable after the number of hours any one of us typically spends in them!