In fish such as the herring which live in shallower water, the mirrors must reflect a mixture of wavelengths, and the fish accordingly has crystal stacks with a range of different spacings. A further complication for fish with bodies that are rounded in cross-section is that the mirrors would be ineffective if laid flat on the skin, as they would fail to reflect horizontally. The overall mirror effect is achieved with many small reflectors, all oriented vertically. Silvering is found in other marine animals as well as fish. The cephalopods, including squid, octopus and cuttlefish, have multi-layer mirrors made of protein rather than guanine.
Many camouflaged textile patterns have been developed to suit the need to match combat clothing to different kinds of terrain (such as woodland, snow, and desert). The design of a pattern effective in all terrains has proved elusive. The American Universal Camouflage Pattern of 2004 attempted to suit all environments, but was withdrawn after a few years of service. Terrain-specific patterns have sometimes been developed but are ineffective in other terrains. The problem of making a pattern that works at different ranges has been solved with pixellated shapes, often designed digitally, that provide a fractal-like range of patch sizes so they appear disruptively coloured both at close range and at a distance. The first genuinely digital camouflage pattern was the Canadian CADPAT, issued to the army in 2002, soon followed by the American MARPAT. A pixellated appearance is not essential for this effect, though it is simpler to design and to print.
Romano Wall Mirror, Emerald Green ROM-670-77 34Wx46H Colored mirrors have been around almost as long as the Venetians have been making glass. These had a moment in the 1940s and we’re revisiting the materials in modern, kaleidoscopic forms. Print
X Romano Side Table, Emerald Green ROM-100-77 12.5Wx12.5Dx20.5H Colored mirrors have been around almost as long as the Venetians have been making glass. These had a moment in the 1940s and we’re revisiting the materials in modern, kaleidoscopic forms. The Romano Table is a nipped-waist origami box of intensely colored beveled glass triangles. The table is a bold, dynamic choice because gemstone tones intensify when an angle “sees” itself in a facet for pure, rock candy color. Print
Romano Side Table, Emerald Green ROM-100-77 12.5Wx12.5Dx20.5H Colored mirrors have been around almost as long as the Venetians have been making glass. These had a moment in the 1940s and we’re revisiting the materials in modern, kaleidoscopic forms. The Romano Table is a nipped-waist origami box of intensely colored beveled glass triangles. The table is a bold, dynamic choice because gemstone tones intensify when an angle “sees” itself in a facet for pure, rock candy color. Print
The marine hatchetfish is extremely flattened laterally, leaving the body just millimetres thick, and the body is so silvery as to resemble aluminium foil. The mirrors consist of microscopic structures similar to those used to provide structural coloration: stacks of between 5 and 10 crystals of guanine spaced about ¼ of a wavelength apart to interfere constructively and achieve nearly 100 per cent reflection. In the deep waters that the hatchetfish lives in, only blue light with a wavelength of 500 nanometres percolates down and needs to be reflected, so mirrors 125 nanometres apart provide good camouflage.
Bungalow 5 products are hand-crafted by artisans who use natural materials and heritage techniques to deliver incredible quality, authenticity and value. These unique, beautiful products have slight variations that are hallmarks of the material used and craftspeople who create them. Products may contain natural variations like knots, graining or signs of an artist’s hand—which we believe contribute to uniqueness and desirability. Material characteristics or maker’s marks are not defects. Our items come from different producers in different countries, so all colors may not match across lines: for example, the shade of white in one collection may be creamier or brighter than the shade of white in another collection. Additionally, we continuously improve the design, make, and finish of our products. Therefore, items from different production runs may vary slightly. To match a previously ordered piece, please check this website to confirm dimensions have not changed. Next, call customer service to inquire whether more pieces from the same lot are available. Note that products are not food safe and decorative containers do not hold water unless specifically described as such. Most large cabinets are drilled for wiring. Currently, smaller, side cabinets are not drilled. Many chairs are simple to re-cover with your own COM fabric. Chairs with drop-in linen cushions require 1/3 yard. Other upholstery styles need to be estimated by your upholsterer. We try very hard to supply tools that help customers envision products as they will appear in your home. However, photographs are approximations and colors vary on different monitors and printers.