Thursday, January 12, 2012

Just a drop in the ocean

Click on this link to see some of Hans Maier's amazing new photographs of water droplets. The forms and colours he captures are beautiful and often resemble other shapes that are found in nature. It's another example of the way organic forms are repeated at all scales throughout the universe, from the microscopic to the telescopic and larger.

Thursday, January 5, 2012


When author Suzanne Lee met Dr David Hepworth—a biologist and materials scientist—in 2003, their conversation led to an amazing concept in fashion: one that emerges fully-formed from a vat of liquid.

The raw material for BioCouture is bacteria that spin microfibrils of pure cellulose during fermentation. The resulting layer can be harvested and dried then molded on a 3D form or cut and sewn like normal fabric.

As well as presenting the beginnings of an eco-friendly alternative to synthetic fabric manufacture, the garments Suzanne creates show once again how science and art can intermingle. View the Biocouture blog here.