Friday, November 26, 2010

Anita Bruce's plankton

I feel cheated that the internet has been hiding these from me for 2 years: beautiful, ethereal, biologically inspired plankton knitted and crocheted from fine wire, made by the brilliant Anita Bruce. You can read more about them on her blog, and see more pictures on her Flickr album.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Gargantuan Etsy Bolus

I just posted over 40 items to the Etsy shop - so many that my hand is now actually tired from clicking. There are lots of pendants (as you can see from the photo) but also cuttlefish, sea weed, mushrooms, mustaches, a log (for some reason) etc etc.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Aztec Wunderkammer

I am probably not alone in acute National Geographic nostaliga - my parents subscribed when I was a kid, and I spent many happy hours mining through our stacks and stacks of gold-spined volumes. I just recently started a new subscription, and the first spread in the first issue I opened happened to be a glorious image, the 7th in this series, of an offering box containing thousands of objects, largely marine in origin, but still incredibly diverse. According to the accompanying article, the offerings were arranged in such a way that the relationship of each object to the other bears "cosmic significance." Please go look!