Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Rich and strange

Here are a couple of great discoveries on the Internet in the last few days that I would like to share with you. First, a charming little story from my friend Leah (she's an anthropologist, you know, so she has some sort of excuse for trawling the Web for this kind of thing) on the Ghanaian novelty coffin industry. The outsize Nike trainer above is one of the most striking examples of their handiwork.

And then (via the already indispensable Webside Gleanings) there are these weirdly beautiful sculptures of jellyfish, crafted out of plastic mineral water bottles by Japanese artist Miwa Koizumi. There are several more examples to enjoy on his website, here.


Anonymous said...

The jellyfish are beautiful

Froog said...

Yes, astonishingly delicate. And I can't work out how he suspends them in the display.

Froog said...

And where have you been all week?

Is Grendel not dead, just brooding over his severed arm??

Anonymous said...

I've been.... having a tough week.