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(Dezeen)   While we're waiting patiently for transparent aluminum to be invented, someone went and invented transparent leather   ( dezeen.com) divider line
    More: Strange, Leather, Recht, designer Sruli Recht, Jerusalem-born Recht, transparent cow skin, Skin, fashion brand Ecco, Cattle  
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2376 clicks; posted to Geek » on 20 Apr 2017 at 1:03 AM (26 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2017-04-19 10:23:02 PM  
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Genetically engineering the invisible cow was the hardest part.
 
2017-04-19 11:18:12 PM  
Transparent aluminum oxide (aka synthetic sapphire) has been around for quite a while, and more recently there's aluminum oxynitride.
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2017-04-19 11:50:24 PM  
So farking what. My grandmother had transparent leather on all her furniture 50 years ago. She also had transparent linoleum covers over the heavily trafficked areas where the jade green shag carpet was in jeopardy of becoming regular carpet.

She was quite ahead of her time
 
2017-04-20 12:09:51 AM  
We've had transparent steel for ages

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2017-04-20 12:23:27 AM  
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"Hello, computer..."
 
2017-04-20 12:57:30 AM  
Rich, transparent Corinthian leather

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2017-04-20 01:09:59 AM  

Ivo Shandor: Transparent aluminum oxide (aka synthetic sapphire) has been around for quite a while, and more recently there's aluminum oxynitride.
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I was gonna say.... That was invented a long time ago. Subby needs to catch up.
 
2017-04-20 01:10:49 AM  
Worst Jamiroquai video ever.
 
2017-04-20 02:11:49 AM  

Ivo Shandor: Transparent aluminum oxide (aka synthetic sapphire) has been around for quite a while


Obviously.  This guy invented it in 1986:
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2017-04-20 02:28:35 AM  
Hey, lets treat this very thick and tough animal skin with some really crazy shiat that will make it transparent while staying soft and then convince people to wear it next to their own skin.

Hope it doesn't turn your bones to jello...
 
2017-04-20 02:31:45 AM  
Now if only they could invent good taste and a decent fashion sense.
 
2017-04-20 02:45:05 AM  
Interesting. If those pictures are anything to go by transparent leather looks surprisingly awful.
 
2017-04-20 03:32:20 AM  
You can't hide behind transparent hide leather.
 
2017-04-20 04:33:07 AM  

Vaginosilicosis: Hey, lets treat this very thick and tough animal skin with some really crazy shiat that will make it transparent while staying soft and then convince people to wear it next to their own skin.

Hope it doesn't turn your bones to jello...


Unless it is the tasty green Jello!
 
2017-04-20 04:46:28 AM  
Translucent, not transparent.

Oh, and shiat.  They look like shiat.
 
2017-04-20 06:42:16 AM  
So someone's created a way to make leather look like a poncho. Not sure if that's an improvement, or a sign of a designer's creeping madness.
 
2017-04-20 06:55:39 AM  
They claim the process is really deeply scientific, but in reality they just rub a bag of Five Guy's french fries over the hide for about 5 minutes.
 
2017-04-20 07:48:04 AM  
At least the Latex crowd and the Leather crowd can finally mingle.
 
2017-04-20 07:54:58 AM  
I'd like some sheets of this.
for sheets.
 
2017-04-20 08:07:17 AM  
They did have parchment windows in the middle ages.
 
2017-04-20 08:13:27 AM  
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/subby needs to learn GIS
 
2017-04-20 08:57:00 AM  
Holy cow, this thread is a prime example of "missing the joke"..
 
2017-04-20 09:14:43 AM  
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mjjt: We've had transparent steel for ages

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hrm... while it would be nice to look over and see that in the car next to me, i wouldn't want her able to look back and see what i was doing while looking at that in the car next to me...
 
2017-04-20 09:46:03 AM  
Will this lead to an East of Eden remake? Because we don't need that.

/Well... Parts of it are ok. But then you ruin that part of the VHS tape and you're just left with memories.
 
2017-04-20 09:47:45 AM  

Vaginosilicosis: Hey, lets treat this very thick and tough animal skin with some really crazy shiat that will make it transparent while staying soft and then convince people to wear it next to their own skin.

Hope it doesn't turn your bones to jello...


From hide and marrow to gelatin and back again...
 
2017-04-20 10:07:10 AM  
Quick! Make a new Black Widow costume for Scarlett Johansson!
 
2017-04-20 12:43:59 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Translucent, not transparent.

Oh, and shiat.  They look like shiat.


They use transparent in the tagline at the top and then get smart and switch to translucent after that. An actual editor would have made them fix it all, but those went out with buggy whips and good grammar.
 
2017-04-20 01:01:54 PM  

Kairam: So someone's created a way to make leather look like a poncho. Not sure if that's an improvement, or a sign of a designer's creeping madness.


FTA:  "In the past, the designer has made use of blackbirds and stillborn lambsleather made from dolphin skin, and even a slice of skin surgically removed from his own belly."

So yeah, I'd go with creeping madness...
 
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2017-04-20 02:54:30 PM  
Wrap this in "Invisible Leather" and bring it to me.  With a quart of gatorade.  And a defibrillator.
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2017-04-20 06:27:44 PM  
Aluminium oxynitride  = transparent aluminum. It already exists, and is 80% optically transparent.
 
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