From Gullwing Cars to Wings You Can Wear

By: Jessica Marcel - Jan 31, 2010   Updated: Mar 23 2011
These 50 winning wingovations show that the desire to fly is strong inside all of us. Even though we've conquered flying through the air (albeit inside a giant metal contraption), prettier wings like birds and butterflies have still catch our attention. Check out the slideshow for more winning wingovations.

Implications - The concept of taking flight is fascinating, with man-made innovations such as airplanes and jet packs serving as the closest humankind has come to the skies. Regardless, avian inspirations continue to symbolize the freedom that comes hand in hand with flight. Though we have yet to sprout our own pair, wings still signify a deeper consumer urge to take flight and explore freely.