Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Tuesday Treasures 04

The following three images are from an installation called "Chemical Imbalance" by Jean Shin. The sculptures are made from thousands of used prescription pill bottles and are inspired by formations of stalactites and stalagmites, but they represent a far deeper meaning, touching on society's over-consumption and dependence upon prescription drugs. The installations were features at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in 2009.

This isn't the first teapot I've featured in a Tuesday Treasures post, (nor the second, for that matter) but I imagine it won't be the last! The shape is absolutely wonderful, and the placement of the floral pattern just makes it all the more beautiful. This is a piece by Trevor Jackson and it's available for sale for $900!

This beautiful bangle was made from a real branch, cast in sterling silver and oxidized for a perfect finish. You can find many more handmade botanical beauties, handmade by Amber Mahler, at her Etsy shop, ManiDesigns.

I absolutely love this idea! As a society, we spend too much time judging. We judge others based on their appearance, we judge products based on their packaging, and we rarely treat books any differently. This program at Book Shop Santa Cruz encourages us not to judge books by their covers - literally. You can go on a blind date with a book by ordering one of these hand-picked selections that have been covered plainly, categorized by genre, and defined by their content alone.

I love reading something that perfectly describes my state of mind in a way that's typically difficult to define. This is exactly how I feel about this original print by blogger and illustrator Jamie Bartlett.

Thanks again for visiting this week's Tuesday Treasures! Did you discover anything worth sharing this week?


  1. I'm visiting from the Creative Bloggers Collective. Your blog is absolutely lovely! I love the prescription bottle sculptures you've featured and I especially like the idea of blind date with a book!