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75 Beautiful Butterfly Innovations

From Haunting Streaky Portraits to Recycled Metal Wall Art

— April 13, 2012 — Fashion
It's hard to deny the beauty of a delicate butterfly, and these butterfly innovations will make you fall even more in love with the lovely insect. While most insects are of the creepy and crawly variety, butterflies are simply gorgeous and it doesn't hurt that they come in hundreds of different varieties.

Therefore it's no surprise that designers, architects and artists all over the world have been inspired by the pretty, fluttering butterfly for centuries. From photo shoots to hair accessories, to butterfly tattoos and home decor ideas, and even monocles and culinary gadgets, these butterfly innovations are sure to put a smile on your face.

Whether you're looking for something feminine or something fierce and edgy, these butterfly innovations are sure to blow you away.
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Multi-Legged Magnet Art
Multi-Legged Magnet Art
Insect Fridge Magnets Are Garden Creatures for Your Freezer
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Beautiful Bug Wardrobes
Beautiful Bug Wardrobes
The Chris Lehrecke 'Butterfly Cabinet' Features Pulls by Ted Muehling
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Luxurious Music Boxes
Luxurious Music Boxes
The Reuge Butterfly Music Box is a Pricey Present
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BioTrade Butterfly Businesses
BioTrade Butterfly Businesses
'Alas de Colombia' Generates Income Through Sustainable Farming
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Butterfly Bug Benches
Butterfly Bug Benches
Kawamura Ganjavian Brings Seating to Life with 'Caterpillar'
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Soulful Sustainable Shorts
Soulful Sustainable Shorts
Explore Ethical Fashion in the Ryan McGinley Beautiful Rebels Film
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Fly Away Timepieces
Fly Away Timepieces
Susanne Philippson's Butterfly Clock is Poetically Whimsical
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Chemical Butterfly Technology
Chemical Butterfly Technology
GE Awarded Grant to Develop Bio-Inspired Nanostructured Sensors
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Zoomorphic Computer Peripherals
Zoomorphic Computer Peripherals
The Butterfly Keyboard is Inspired by the Flying Insect
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Eco Chic Lifestyle Magazines
Eco Chic Lifestyle Magazines
'Positive Luxury' Helps Customers Make Ethical Fashion Choices
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Bizarre Butterfly Exhibits
Bizarre Butterfly Exhibits
This Bik Van der Pol Design Isn't Your Everyday Musem Artwork
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Taiwan Shuts Highway for Butterflies
Taiwan Shuts Highway for Butterflies
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Butterfly Soccer Kicks
Butterfly Soccer Kicks
The Kehinde Wiley Soccer Boot Will Make You Look like a Great Player
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Butterfly Puffer Coats
Butterfly Puffer Coats
The Der Metropol Fall/Winter 2012 Line is Inspired by Nature
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Psychedelic Winged Photography
Psychedelic Winged Photography
The Cecelia Webber 'Butterfly' Series is Bright and Precise
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Realistic Robotic Insects
Realistic Robotic Insects
The 'ChouChou Electric Butterfly' is a Battery-Powered Pet Bug
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Logo-Stamped Insects
Logo-Stamped Insects
The Sarah Garzoni Mimesis Collection is Full of Branded Butterflies
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Glasswing Butterflies
Glasswing Butterflies
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Artificially Intelligent Butterflies
Artificially Intelligent Butterflies
The Electronic Butterfly in a Jar Will Make You Marvel
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Butterfly Paperback Perches
Butterfly Paperback Perches
Read in Peace Book Stand is the Perfect Place to Lay Open Your Page
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Butterfly Wing Art
Butterfly Wing Art
'I Am Become Death, Shatterer of Worlds' Sells for £2 Million
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Insect Audiophile Amplifiers
Insect Audiophile Amplifiers
The Monarch Loudspeaker is an Adorable Butterfly-Shaped Speaker
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Wing-Inspired Seats
Wing-Inspired Seats
The Butterfly Chair by Laurie Beckerman is Both Eloquent and Inspiring
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$50 Nose Jobs
$50 Nose Jobs
The Beauty Nose Butterfly Nose Clip is the Latest Craze in Japan
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Paper-Crane Plant Portraits
Paper-Crane Plant Portraits
Anne Ten Donkelaar Creates Floral Masterpieces for Your Living Room
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Freaky Hybrid Accessories
Freaky Hybrid Accessories
The Butterphant Brooch by Candy Bandits Stylishly Morphs Two Animals
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Whimsical Winged Cakes
Whimsical Winged Cakes
These Butterfly Cupcakes are a Tasty Way to Welcome Spring
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Butterfly Seating
Butterfly Seating
The Magical Chair of Textures by Tjep for Droog Design
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Cocooned Girl Captures
Cocooned Girl Captures
Matthieu Belin's 'Sea Change Blanc' is Full of Hope and Promise
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Butterfly Wedding Rice
Butterfly Wedding Rice
Rice Butterflies Infuse Tradition With Grace
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Butterfly Punk Couture
Butterfly Punk Couture
Diego Fuga's Spring 2011 Collection Innovates Punk Fashion
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Butterfly Sunglasses
Butterfly Sunglasses
'Jacqueline' Styled by Wilfredo Bermudez Rocks Winged Eyewear Right
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Butterfly-Filled Tributes
Butterfly-Filled Tributes
The 'Book of Life' by David Kracov is Beautifully Inspiring
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High Fashion Netbooks
High Fashion Netbooks
Vivienne Tam's HP 'Butterfly Lovers' Clutch Revamps Her Haute Techcessory Li
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Butterfly-Infused Beauty Photography
Butterfly-Infused Beauty Photography
The 'Dijora and Kristina' Series is Darkly Delicate
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Playful Culinary Gadgets
Playful Culinary Gadgets
Normann-Copenhagen Kitchenware
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Exaggerated Garden Accents
Exaggerated Garden Accents
Flowers & Butterflies Abound in 'Fairy Tale' by Oskar Cecere
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Inspired Butterfly Buildings
Inspired Butterfly Buildings
Claesson Koivisto Rune and the Folded Roof House in Sweden
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Bedazzled Butterflies
Bedazzled Butterflies
The Van Cleef & Arpels Papillons Collection is Delicately Gorgeous
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Ethereal Insect Couture
Ethereal Insect Couture
Butterfly Print Fashions Will Leave You Fluttering in Summer 2009
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Butterfly-Ridden Ads
Butterfly-Ridden Ads
Designers Opt for Nature-Inspired Ads
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Frosty Butterfly Baubles
Frosty Butterfly Baubles
Flutter by Paspaley is a Jewelry Collection for Nature Lovers
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Monarch Butterfly Beehives
Monarch Butterfly Beehives
The Karen Elson ‘Enchanted Garden' Vogue US March 2011 Shoo
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Butterfly Fascinators
Butterfly Fascinators
'Enchanted Forest Fairies' by Alexandra Zaharova & Ilya Plotnikov
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Broken Plate Butterflies
Broken Plate Butterflies
Cindy-Lee Davies' Chrysalis Ornaments
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Butterfly Jungle Gyms
Butterfly Jungle Gyms
'Vlinderboom Schoolyard' by One Architecture & Debra Solomon
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Cremation Tattoos
Cremation Tattoos
Kim Mordue Tattoos Her Son's Ashes onto Her Skin
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Butterfly Face Masks
Butterfly Face Masks
Lady Gaga Shows Her Soft and Pretty Side to Harper's Bazaar
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Butterfly Chair Backs
Butterfly Chair Backs
The Sicis Next Art Collection is Extremely Exotic
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Modernist Monarch Habitats
Modernist Monarch Habitats
The Bik van der Pol Butterfly House is a 1950s Architectural Icon
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Color Changing Eco Light
Color Changing Eco Light
Solar Butterfly Light
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Butterfly Bonets
Butterfly Bonets
Vogue Nippon Show How to Become ‘Lady Nature' for June 2009
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Sensual Anime Sculptures
Sensual Anime Sculptures
Lady Butterfly by Aiko Nakagawa Beautifies Fairies
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Bright Butterfly Eyelashes
Bright Butterfly Eyelashes
Lily Alden's Makeup is a Manga Masterpiece
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Insect Accessories
Insect Accessories
Princess Beatrice's Butterfly Bonnet
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Cognitive Coffee Cups
Cognitive Coffee Cups
The Rorschach-Inspired Luna and Curious Ink Blot Mugs
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Chunky Winged Cuffs
Chunky Winged Cuffs
Susan Suh Jewelry is Inspired by Stunning Butterfly Wings
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Butterfly Monocles
Butterfly Monocles
Uma Thurman for Another Magazine
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Butterfly-Winged Beauties
Butterfly-Winged Beauties
The Carsten Witte 'Psyche' Series Examines Fairytale Specimens
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Diamond-Encrusted Headdresses
Diamond-Encrusted Headdresses
Elle Hungary March 2010 Shows ‘Madame Butterfly'
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Butterfly Eyes
Butterfly Eyes
Ali Charisma Autumn/Winter 2010 at Fashion Week Hong Kong
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Butterfly-Clad Campaigns
Butterfly-Clad Campaigns
The Edun S/S 2012 Advertorial is Artful and Intriguing
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Haunting Streaky Portraits (UPDATE)
Haunting Streaky Portraits (UPDATE)
Joshua Petker Illustrates Females Amid Colorful Messes
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Butterfly Brows
Butterfly Brows
Dazed and Confused August 2010 Shows Avant-Garde & Gothic Elements
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Mystic Butterfly Dresses
Mystic Butterfly Dresses
A Sneak Peak of the Alexander McQueen Spring Summer 2011 Ads
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Condom Butterfly Nets
Condom Butterfly Nets
These Carex ‘Ultra Safe' Print Ads Make Safe Sex a Sport
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Butterfly Projection Portraits
Butterfly Projection Portraits
'Camouflage' by Carsten Witte Showcases Metamorphosis-Like Masks
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Butterfly Spring Fashion
Butterfly Spring Fashion
Rules by Mary Creates Bright Springtime Clothes
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Recycled Metal Wall Art
Recycled Metal Wall Art
Michelle Stitzlein's Moth Collection
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Butterfly Wing Lingerie
Butterfly Wing Lingerie
Victoria's Secret Angels Work it for Vogue Russia
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Butterfly Masks & Tattoos
Butterfly Masks & Tattoos
Jean-Francois Carly Shoots Ink-Covered Subjects With an Avant-Garde Edge
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Flight of Fancy Couture
Flight of Fancy Couture
The Luly Yang Butterfly Dress from Seattle is Lifelike
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Ageless Tattootorials
Ageless Tattootorials
Emanelle Tricoire's Poetic Tattoo Photography
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Fluttering Spring Shoes
Fluttering Spring Shoes
The Alexander McQueen Spring 2011 Shoes Continue the Legacy
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Unique Wing Tattoos
Unique Wing Tattoos
from Eagle Wing Tattoos to Life Sized Human Butterfly Wings
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