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Hand Carved Bugs as Art

 - Jul 5, 2007   Updated: May 31 2011
References: tortoiselife & luxist
Available at Tortoise Life, Bamboo Insects are hand carved bugs made from tiger print bamboo. The bamboo insects may be one of the first decent examples of fake bugs as art.

There are five different bamboo bugs available at a cost between $55 and $85 per bug. You can also buy a bamboo cage to trap your fake little friends.

Implications - With eco-friendly products and a company's "greenness" becoming an important part of how consumers choose which brands to support, goods that explicitly appeal to the environment or the appreciation of non-human life forms will continue to gain credibility. Similarly, products that can tout their authenticity as "hand-carved" have another advantage in leveraging themselves as a product marketed toward people who care about the brands they purchase being genuine.