This Banana Art Is Appealing

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Since the discovery that a banana makes for a wonderful canvas, we’ve seen our share of banana art. But rather than simply taking advantage of the fruit’s easily bruisable skin, artist Marta Grossi takes the art form a bit further.

Although most of the Italian artist’s works are in the medium of banana-browning, she also incorporates pen, marker and paint — creating the beautiful, yet temporary art. She also eats each banana after snapping photos, so she’s talented and high on potassium.

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[link, via Design You Trust]

Nana Splits, The Rapping Banana That Urges Us To Butter Ya’ Self

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Yo, yo… Nana Splits, y’all. The hip-hoppiest of all bananas has a new music video, Butter Ya’Self, that’s mostly about how great it is to be a rich banana.

Nana Splits is accompanied by his fellow foodstuffs, ButterKrust and Sweet Cream, who lay down sick beats quick enough, that Nana doesn’t go and get all moldy in the process.

Heads up… The video contains NSFW language, food porn, and teeth-chattering bass. Enjoy.

[link, via Gizmodo]

Dad Draws Fun Illustrations On His Kids’ Lunch Bananas

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We’ve covered our fair share of banana art and cool parents who like to make their kids’ lunch more interesting. Now, these two worlds collide with these fun banana illustrations.

Brought to us by Alex Feliciano, after being asked by his wife to simply write his kids’ names on their lunchbox banana, took it a few steps further. And, without puncturing the skin, the bananas won’t be a brown squishy mess by lunchtime. Nice work, dad.

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[link, via designtaxi]

These Bananas Are Boxed and Serial-Numbered Because Japan

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Japan… Never stop being you. Gokusen (極撰), a line of designer bananas that are boxed and serial-numbered, recently went on sale by Dole at Takashimaya Department Store in Shinjuku.

The premium and limited-edition bananas are harvested in the Philippines at over 500 meters above sea level. This apparently helps the high-end ‘nanas to grow to about 200 grams — double of your average banana.

However, all this bananness does not come cheap, as the few that were offered cost around 590 yen ($5.80) each. If you were able to get one, consider yourself lucky. Just make sure to use it before it browns, or you won’t be able to read the serial number. The banana bread will be awesome though.

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[via kotaku]

The Banana Umbrella Actually Repels Water

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Bananas, long known for helping retain water, can now be used to repel it. At least the umbrella version can, with the Banana Umbrella.

When sheathed, the umbrella is an innocent-looking enough banana, right down to its faux sticker. However, unleashed it’s a potassium-packed rain stomper. Available in Ripe Yellow and Unripe Green. Soft, brown, and spotty version not available — yet.

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