Ep. 140: Dropping Spores in Singapore & Bewildering Mycelium Creations (feat. Ng Sze Kiat)

Today on Mushroom Hour we the privilege to get to know mushroom cultivation artist Kiat. Kiat is the founder of Bewilder, a Mycological Design Studio based in Singapore. As the one-man R&D team behind this project, Kiat knows his science! For him, growing mushrooms is an intense and carefully tuned process that also blends in a fair bit of artistry and intuition. Before founding Bewilder, Kiat worked on a local farm cultivating mushrooms out of waste substrates. These years of experience and experimentation formed him into the self-taught mushroom cultivator he is today. As he explores ever more mysteries of growing fungi, he continues to bow his head humbly to the ways of nature.   


  • Childhood Love of Nature Becomes a Mushroom Addiction   
  • Mycophobia and “Success Culture” in Singapore   
  • Showing What's Possible, Asking Questions    
  • Mushrooms as a Tool for Doing Good   
  • Founding Bewilder Design Studio   
  • Communities vs Competition in Myco-Entrepreneurship   
  • Myco-Composite Materials   
  • Government Control and Separation from Nature     
  • Seeking Out Native Strains for Food & Mycomaterials   
  • Mycelium Lampshades   
  • Being Humble, Recognizing Our Place in Nature   
  • Relinquishing Control, Reconnecting to Greater Consciousness   
  • Importance of Making Mistakes   
  • Bewilder Commercial Projects and Research Areas   


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