Ethereal Silk Scarves Feature NASA’s Photographs of Space

If you're fascinated by the cosmos, then you can now wrap yourself in this vast odyssey. Celine Semaan Vernon of Slow Factory has designed a line of beautiful silk scarves based on the open-sourced images from the NASA Hubble Telescope. Her limited-edition ethereal creations depict brilliant blues and warm oranges with tiny stars that dot the garments. We can think of each scarf as a reminder that space is constantly around us, and that we can find a certain comfort in knowing that the stars are always above.

Slow Factory believes that we should slow down and look at the big picture. Their products are consciously made with craftspeople who use sustainable practices. Natural fabrics are sourced from a socially and environmentally responsible company in India, and later handcrafted in Montreal and New York. With their scarves, you'll wear the universe on your shoulders while doing some good on the Earth at the same time.

Slow Factory website
via [Laughing Squid]

December 10, 2016

World Map Reveals What Each Country Does Better Than Any Other

Designer David McCandless of Information is Beautiful has created a fascinating world map called International Number Ones. “Because every country is the best at something,” McCandless also offers the caveat that this accolade is “according to data,” which makes perfect sense once you study the map. Being the number one at something isn’t necessarily a compliment. Many countries are the “best” when it comes to issues that are morally reprehensible.

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December 9, 2016

Intricately Detailed Floating Cube Casts Stunning Shadows

We have always been big fans of Pakistan-born artist Anila Quayyum Agha’s mesmerizing art. In 2014, we raved about Intersections, a captivating wooden cube that cast dreamy shadows with a single light bulb. Fortunately for us, Agha is still creating intricate installations in this style, with her most recent, radiant piece being All The Flowers Are For Me. Like Intersections, All The Flowers Are For Me plays with light and space.

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