Curious Trends - Curiosities

24/09/2011

Designer curiosities: antique style glass domes


To coincide with the 2011 London Design Festival, Royal College of Art students are displaying their work in Fendi’s Sloane Street store until 25th September. “The collaboration represents a cross-pollination between the worlds of fashion and design, illustrating the deep affinity that exists between creativity, function, research, experimentation, heritage and future.” Samuel Weller and Imme van de Haak have deconstructed the Fendi bag to reveal hidden components such as zips and rope, and are displaying these sculptural objects in Victorian glass bell jars. But are the bags the object of our attention in this instance? The Victorian style glass dome seems to have become something of a collectable curiosity in its own right:

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14/08/2010

Morbid anatomy and medical curiosities





One of the most curious trends in recent years has been the growing fascination with medical and anatomical models, pathology and morbid curiosities.

Artists and those curious to explore the hitherto taboo domain of the body after death have been inspired by Renaissance artists and anatomists, who worked together to investigate the body through dissection.

A few of the curiously fascinating people and institutions recently involved in creating and exhibiting morbid anatomy and medical curiosties are mentioned here:





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07/06/2010

Curiosities of our own creation

Every person is an independent unit of production, creativity and opinions. Make of this what you will.

Create your own life from a blank canvas...



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