11 February 2011

Wearable Gardens

Posted by Happy Homemaker UK

Pollinated Fabric by Karen Ingham 

'Pollinator Frock'
Okay, I think I have something new for you : ) 

Fashion, gardening, science, and technology had a little rumble in the labs at Swansea University in Wales and came up with Pollinator Frocks. Talk about thinking out of the box...

This collection of clothing is the brainchild of British artist Karen Ingham. Designed to attract pollinators, her fabrics are digitally enhanced images of plant pollens, which are then treated with sucrose and fructose to replicate nectar.

Think of the possibilities of your dress attracting bees and butterflies in the daytime and moths in the evening.  Hang it on a clothesline and watch what happens while you sip your lemonade.  

To finish it off, you could wear this fabulous beehive 'do. How I love them so...

(Source: Pinterest)

Is it too obvious I'm ready for Spring? 

(Source: Pinterest)

Wishing you a wonderful weekend, wherever you may be

Link Ups: A Place For Tea, Never Growing Old, Serenity Now


American in Bath said...

These are completely fabulous. I want a dress that spreads seeds as I walk! I'd love to leave a trail of pansies behind me.

Laura, Happy Homemaker UK said...

AmerNBath- I'm crazy about that idea!!

Privet and Holly said...

Girlie, in my
mind, you've
GOT spring!!!
Love the idea of
this dress on
the clothesline,
in the sunshine...
xx Suzanne

Fiona said...

Not sure about the dress ... my clothes seem to attract only grubby handprints from equally grubby children ... but how I love the hair-do.
I'm just a big hair kind of gal!

Hines-Sight said...

Funny! Have a great weekend!

Bella Michelle said...

LOL, I am not sure I would want to attract bees...but, I am so ready for Spring I might be willing to give it a whirl!

Noodles and Waffles said...

I agree with Bella Michelle...not sure I'd want to wear that with sweat bees out and about...

Mama Hen said...

Beautiful! I like the butterfly bouquet! You have a new follower! Hopping by from the blog hop! I look forward to following your blog! Come visit Mama's Little Chick when you can and say hi! Have a great day!

Mama Hen

Laura said...

Love this Laura. You always come up with such interesting posts! Thanks for linking up with me today! Lx

Facing50Blog.com said...

Hopped from the Friday Follow and have signed up to be your latest follower. What agreat blog and you are in the same country as me :)
I used to wear my hair like that - nowadays it just looks wild and mad.
Please drop by and maybe follow my blog if you fancy a laugh - you'd be very welcome.

fairchildstreet said...

Amazing. If you are getting closer to spring it means we are nearing the end of our summer. Oh no, I am not ready. Charmaine

Jane said...

Ooh, I *love* that last photo, Laura! I'm bookmarking that now ☺. J x

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Oh, that butterfly bouquet is just heavenly!! Wonder if I can get my girls to style me in a beehive 'do? ;)

Thanks for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party! Have fun finding some new reads, and I hope you'll visit Serenity Now again soon. :)

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

There are some FAB you tube tutorials about creating your own beehive 'do. We went to a fancy dress party a couple of years ago and found out how to do them. So cool!!

I have an image now of a swarm of bees hounding me in that dress.

In fact, even a swarm of butterflies might be freaky.

One butterfly = Pretty

Two butterflies = Gorgeous

Eighteen hundred butterflies = flee for your life


But I SO want that butterfly bouquet.