January 27, 2013 § Leave a Comment
This Valentines Day, London will be playing host to romantic pop up with a twist – every single one of the gifts, cards or cakes on sale will be based on an anatomically correct heart. It is a venture from Miss Cakehead & Medical Illustrator Emily Evans.
The shop will feature a wide range of gifts for those who like their romance with an anatomical twist; around 30 of the the finest arts, crafts and cake makers having been commissioned for the project. Beautiful anatomical heart inspired pieces from jewellery, art prints, cards, embroidery, ceramics to cake, chocloate and anatomical flowers. Saying it with hearts and flowers has never been so scientific!
Admission FREE 8-10th FEBRUARY 2013 12-6pm
133 Bethnal Green Road, London, E8 7DG
November 13, 2012 § Leave a Comment
From top; Sture Pallarp, X-ray Lamp, 2008 – Lamp shade made from X-ray film. (School assignment in collaboration with Elin Hedlund and Emmelie Karlström.)
Andrea Maestri’s - “Fuck you!” Table lamp. Aluminium, leather, studs, polycarbonate, plexiglass, Ø20 x 56H cm (Ø8 x 22H inches) [Photo: via Andrea Maestri]
November 5, 2012 § Leave a Comment
October 8, 2012 § 1 Comment
If you’ve ever visited the Wellcome Collection in London, you’ll know that it has a beautiful foyer with a café run by Peyton and Byrne, and a Blackwell bookshop housing the Wellcome Collection gift shop. Grace and Flava have had the task of sprucing up the latest range in the gift shop. Among their range are the usual skeleton socks and syringe pens but they’ve found some new gems to include. The star of the show being these gorgeous and original anatomical textile products featuring make-up purses and cushions by London based illustrator and printmaker Fanny Shorter.
Above: Brain and Kindney Make up Purses and cushions, Heart and Hair follicle cushions
[images © Grace and Flava]
August 22, 2012 § 2 Comments
I was amazed when I saw this bar at the HR Giger museum in Switzerland, it literally looks like how I’d imagine it would look if you were inside a very large creature. Text taken form the site;
The interior of the otherworldly environment that is the H.R. Giger Museum Bar is a cavernous, skeletal structure covered by double arches of vertebrae that crisscross the vaulted ceiling of an ancient castle. The sensation of being in this extraordinary setting recalls the tale of Jonah and the whale, lending the feel of being literally in the belly of a fossilized, prehistoric beast, or that you have been transported into the remains of a mutated future civilization.
[found at She Walks Softly]
July 25, 2012 § Leave a Comment
These anatomically upholstered chairs are the creation of artist Sam Edkin and are sold through Cavaliero Finn at £595 each. Called “The Anatomically Correct Chair”; These pieces make reference to Memento Mori, a theme often depicted in art and Classical antiquity. They are luxuriously over stuffed offering a Bourgeois comfort, borrowing from the look of Victorian parlor furniture. They convey an air of humour and of the bizarre.
[found at Pargy]
July 10, 2012 § 1 Comment
Los Angeles based interior designer Kelly Lamb, created this Skull Chandelier from crystals. I have no idea of size or where it can be seen… but it is a great idea (if you don’t have to do the dusting!)
April 16, 2012 § Leave a Comment
These Skull Rugs by John Pour Home, are made from 5mm thick felt and are hand cut in a wide range of colours from pink to green. The quest “I’m challenging the way we think of rugs” says the creator.
April 9, 2012 § 1 Comment
Designed by Studio Job, these hand blown Venini glass Boob Lamps would brighten up any wall. Available here.
March 30, 2012 § Leave a Comment
100% hand-braided, hand-laced wool; 96″ x 84″
A modern pop icon paired with a tradition of technique. This is a thick, double-sided, wool rug that will without a doubt last a lifetime. A modern heirloom. This rug is made by the extremely skilled staff at the County Braid House in Tilton, NH: countrybraidhouse.com