Saturday, April 21, 2007

A biologist and an artist have collaborated to produce dresses from the film that forms on contaminated wine:

Cotton is plant-based cellulose after all, and this stuff is just bacterial-based cellulose, Cass explains. Before long they had rigged up their own system for cultivating the Acetobacter, using a small shallow vat they could fill with 500 ml of red wine. The resulting sheets of fermented fabric, semi-transparent with streaks of deep red, looked a lot like flayed or badly scarred skin.

From water into wine into...dresses?

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The height of throwaway fashion

Dissolvable dress

Friday, January 19, 2007

Dig those shoes

United Nude Shoes
- a Kevlar Moebius strip