Next up in my textile odyssey is another amazing innovation, this time from Japanese designers Nendo. Blown Fabric was launched last year for the development of new lamp shapes. Made of a thermoplastic non-woven polyester fibre, they use a process similar to that of glass-blowing to construct these light hollow forms. Obviously I'm biased, but I keep seeing these as gorgeous floating frock creations :) Can you imagine this textile in a multitude of light-as-air frills in a dress? The fibre apparently catches the light, as well as being rip-proof. What I love most about it though is that it is impossible to totally control the moulding of the forms, so each piece is an absolutely unique shape... Are we approaching the full circle from the Industrial Revolution where man-made now seeks to resemble nature rather than merely replace it? You can read more about the amazing Blown Fabric here.