In the last few months I've seen a few blips in the echosphere that I found quite entertaining as well as something to think about.
I guess it was in the fall when I saw something about a leather covered Ferrari. Cool idea, lots of negative comments. Regarding: cleaning, scratching, water, etc.etc. etc. (with a couple of smart people saying if it's leather, water shouldn't be a problem- cows live outside and get wet- no big deal-they are on it!)
|foiled "leather" car|
That is if it were REAL leather. Nah- it's not, it's basically a fancy decal. and a poor one at that- weird grain, with poor and very visible repeat (ask a textile designer) even in far shots. Nice idea, poor execution.
My fantasy is that one day they could build that prototype car that had the movable skin- remember that? Was that about 2-3 years ago? The skin would be LEATHER...that's my fantasy.
|fantasy leather car|
I hate to think of the chemicals and effort that went into creating that weird leather perfection from China. But I guess if I were into weird leather perfection, I'd be into latex.
...my fetish, my talisman is cut.