Skywalk Through Outer Space With These Celestial Carpets

Hey hey stargazers and celestial daydreamers: Here's your chance to walk barefoot above the heavens. Spacecrafted is a new collection of rugs from German designer Jan Kath that takes hi-res satellite images of the great beyond and turn them into super detailed wool and silk patterns.

Skywalk Through Outer Space With These Celestial Carpets

At first glance, the designs are tough to make out—but a closer look reveals that they're actually pretty incredible depictions of the universe. Disegno reports that Kath used Galaincha software to turn the original pics into a format that could be easily translated onto the carpets, knot by knot by knot at his workshop in Nepal. In fact, between 60 and 80 different hand-dyed colors were used to get the photorealism just right (most carpets apparently use between 20 and 25 shades).

Skywalk Through Outer Space With These Celestial Carpets

Skywalk Through Outer Space With These Celestial Carpets

Skywalk Through Outer Space With These Celestial Carpets

The end result is stunning, and I kind of feel that if you stare into these long enough the meaning of life will be revealed. [Disegno Daily]