The website seems to be down (at least for me) right now, but I still want to share some Pourtensious tea lighting fixtures because they are gravity defying displays of awesome.
Archive for home
If only illustrator, comic and poster artist Michael Hacker would paint my washing machine! What a perfect vision this would be upon opening the laundry closet doors.
His two dimensional art is full of fun, lowbrow goodness, too.
London Royal College of Art student Simin Qi has designed a gorgeous faucet that not only conserves water by 15%, but flows with captivating lattice patterns that look like intricate blown glass.
Would you like this in your home?
At first glance they appear to be trendy, artistically decorated china, but these Anatomy of Digestion Plates are essentially “anatomically correct.”
This unique range of fine china illustrates the anatomy and histology of the digestive system in graphic black and white with hand gilded detail.
The range portrays the intricate anatomical pattern and detail from the teeth to the stomach, intestine and liver.
Each plate is carefully handmade (and there is also a series of matching cups and saucers at the Morbid Anatomy Gift Shop).
I’ve found a new source of home inspiration (well, it’s not exactly new since this has been sitting in my queue for years, but it WAS new inspiration when I first saw it).
Paige Stevenson and Ahnika Meyer have transformed their Brooklyn loft into a veritable museum of lost, discarded, forgotten wonders.
I love living spaces that are thick with history and storied fragments of days gone by. Their place is a gorgeous showcase, largely due how they choose to display these “mundane” items. There is a perfect contrast of still life and lush plant growth.
See a writeup on these wonderfully unique individuals and their home in the New York Times.
High on my list of Useless Things I Still Want Even Though They’re Useless is a Jellyfish Aquarium.
Create a calm, tranquil environment in your home or office with our unique Jellyfish Aquarium. This maintenance-free environment features two lifelike artificial jellyfish, illuminated by 18 LEDs that change color with five different effects. Simply fill the tank with water, add the jellyfish, and turn it on.
Another on Amazon:
And yet another (slightly less expensive despite having more jellies):
I fear I would be transfixed by this for absurd amounts of time…but no complaints there.
Browse other posts involving jellyfish here.
I always gather months worth of Halloween items to post, and am unable to fit them all in by the time the big day rolls around. So here are a bunch of assorted goodies!
Handmade Macabre Shadow Boxes (Thanks for the submission, Janice!)
Giant Skull Chair (Thanks, Colleen!)
And a perfect zombie pumpkin by Ray Villafane.