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The Kimono Gallery shibori master katano

Shibori Master Katano Motohiko Katano a painter turned dyer, created a body of sublime shibori work using indigo and other natural dyes. Guided by Soetsu Yanagi and Kanjiro Kawai, lead…

Morpho Butterfly Wing Scales: The cuticle on the scales of these butterfly species’ wings are composed of nano-sized, transparent, chitin-and-air layered structures that, rather than statically absorb and reflect certain light wavelengths as pigments and dyes do, selectively cancel out certain colors through wavelength interference while reflecting others, depending on the exact structure and interspatial distance between diffracting layers. Image by Sea Moon via asknature  #Morpho_Butterfly

Wing scales diffract and scatter light: Morpho butterflies - Ask Nature - the Biomimicry Design Portal: biomimetics, architecture, biology, innovation inspired by nature, industrial design

Ravelry: fil-a-fil's air -beautiful fabric  http://www.ravelry.com/projects/fil-a-fil/air

fil-a-fil's air

Exquisite paper cut bug art by Brooklyn artist Kako Ueda

Gareth @ MAKE tipped us off to Brooklyn artist Kako Ueda's phenomenal cut paper artworks.

verticle image of structure leather circle and plain weave sample

verticle image of structure leather circle and plain weave sample

hexagonal surface structure of the stinker sponge | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

hexagonal surface structure of the stinker sponge | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Annabel Williams ombré collection 2013

Annabel Williams ombré collection 2013

Zabu chair

Zabu chair

image mie matsubara

bird forests “bird forests” are the interior design and decorative elements that is inspired by the spread of bird’s wings. These are made of the folded non-pulp water-resistant paper, and allowed for.

Bethany Parkinson Cardinal Newman College Dysperse dye print unit 4 textiles.

Bethany Parkinson Cardinal Newman College Dysperse dye print unit 4 textiles.

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