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From pollination to sound by Sarah Loman

From pollination to sound

Photo by Lisa Klappe

Fascinated by how flowers seduce pollinators to harvest their pollen, Sarah Loman researched their tricks and pondered on a way to make these work for humans too. She created three seductive objects based on sound, which never fails to attract our attention. The action-reaction doorbell is derived from a snapdragon, which only opens its doors when an insect of exact the right weight lands on it. The vibrating bass speaker has the outline of a mountain laurel flower, which actually moves its stamen to touch its guest. And the bird whistle works on friction, seducing birds to a love song, just like an arum lures beetles inside for a steamy night.

Sarah Loman