© Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Before I decided to join the creative industry to make a living, I wanted to become a marine biologist and I’m still fascinated by the manifold creatures of the sea. There’s a lot of beauty in nature –not just in the ocean, but everywhere– providing valuable inspiration for the different branches of design in my opinion.
Just look at the graceful movement and the very textile appearance of this giant phantom jelly –the bell is one-meter in diameter, the arms can grow to more than 10 meters in length– living in the so-called midnight zone of the deep-sea in ~6600 meters depth for example. I think, there’s a piece of clothing waiting to be made here.
If you want to learn more about this rarely documented jellyfish and some other exotic animals check out the “Creature feature” section on the website of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, there are interesting forms and colour schemes to discover and a lot of fresh inspiration to gather.