Origami Aluminum Lamps Project Feathers And Antlers When Illuminated

Origami Aluminum Lamps Project Feathers And Antlers When Illuminated

When Tel Aviv-based designer Chen Bikovski was growing up she was fascinated by pop-up books, especially engaged with the immersive experience that came with the turn of each page. Interested in transforming this idea to work with her design practice, Bikovski founded Popup Lighting, a series of lamps that turn into magical creatures like deer and peacocks when illuminated. Continue reading »

Back In Black: This Rare Indonesian Chicken Is Completely Black From Feathers To Bones

Back In Black: This Rare Indonesian Chicken Is Completely Black From Feathers To Bones
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Ayam Cemani is an uncommon and relatively modern breed of chicken from Indonesia. They have a dominant gene that causes hyperpigmentation (Fibromelanosis), making the chicken entirely black; including feathers, beak, and internal organs. Continue reading »

This Is What Peacock Feathers Look Like Under A Microscope

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Canadian software engineer and photographer Waldo Nell shows us just how fabulous peacock feathers are – even at a microscopic level. Using an Olympus BX 53 microscope, Nell employed a technique called ‘photo stacking’. It involves combining hundreds of pictures taken at different focal points to get an image with a greater depth of field. Continue reading »

Wedding Gown Made out of More than 3000 Peacock Feathers

Wedding Gown Made out of More than 3000 Peacock Feathers

A peacock farm in Linyi, northern China’s Shandong Province, has created a wedding gown made out of more than 3,000 peacock feathers. According to farm owner Qiu Yun it took 3,150 feathers collected from more than 200 male peacocks to make the dress, which took two months to be put together. (Quirky China News / Rex Features)