The Art of Darkness

NASA Scarves

August 13th, 2014 by Cobwebs

Witch Head NebulaDesigner Celine Semaan Vernon has created a line of gorgeous organic silk scarves and clothing using open-sourced images from NASA’s Hubble Telescope.

Everything is consciously made in collaboration with craftspeople using sustainable practices: Our natural fabrics are sourced from a socially and environmentally responsible company in India, and each limited edition piece is handcrafted in Montreal and New York from NASA’s open data collection of satellite images.

These are the perfect intersection of “goth” and “geek” because many of the photos are nebulas like the Witch Head (pictured above), the Tarantula, the Caterpillar, and the Cat’s Eye.

In addition to astronomical images there are designs based around high-altitude photos of sea ice, lava flows, and plankton blooms. There’s also a neat series of “cities by night,” showing London, Paris, and New York all lit up in the dark.

The collection really is lovely, and is a splendid, subtle way to let your geek flag fly.

(via Laughing Squid)

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