Immense image of model Constance Jablonksi wearing the one-of-a-kind silver leaf and petal plated ‘Matadit’ suit encrusted in dripping jewels and matching tiered teardrop crystal shoes from the Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 1997 surrounded by tropical forrestry in an iconic shot by Patrick Demarchelier. Scanned from ‘Dior Couture by Demarchelier’ distributed by Rizzoli in 2011.
A graduate student has created the first man-made biological leaf. It absorbs water and carbon dioxide to produce oxygen just like a plant. He did this by suspending chloroplasts in a mixture made out of silk protein. He believed it can be used for many things but the most striking one is the thought that it could be used for long distance space travel. Plants do not grow in space, but this synthetic material can be used to produce oxygen in a hostile environment. (Video)