Today the Department of Astonishing Optical illusions is going to choose a decorative new office floor. Dubai-based interior design company Imperial Interiors creates these awesome 3D Liquid Floors using layers of durable epoxy polymer over large-scale images to create a sense of depth. So you can make the floor of any room look like a surf-covered beach, a swimming pool, tide pool, a lagoon complete with dolphin visitors, a coral reef, the bottom of a glass-bottom boat or like you’re actually walking on water. You can also make it appear as though there’s a shark swimming beneath your feet as you sit on the toilet.
“…the process involves laying down a layer of self-leveling screed (the material used to make floors even) followed by the desired image. This is then treated with a transparent two-component polymer to give the image depth. A level of protective lacquer is the final step.”
Throwback Thursday to last week when a wild otter mom gave birth to her pup in our Great Tide Pool. Thousands of people got to watch the birth live online, and millions more have been touched by this conservation success story. Thanks for following along with us in this otterly adorable event!