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Glass acorns

Etsy seller bullseyebeads makes glass acorns and tops them with real acorn caps. I think they’re adorable.

Alienation often accounts for a macabre sense of the marvellous. At the entrance to “Savage Beauty,” there is an evening gown conjured entirely from razor-clam shells. Antelope horns sprout from the shoulders of a pony-skin jacket, and vulture skulls serve as epaulettes on a leather dress. There are angel wings made out of balsa wood,…

More anatomy dresses!

Scapular Art Dress Rachel Wright I’m about to go back offline again because I don’t feel up to blogging, but I had to share this find from my friend Shana – she does know what belongs on BioE! These are one-of-a-kind art dresses by artist Rachel Wright (Toolgrrl Designs on etsy). Wright says, This piece…

Haute Macabre found artist Celina Saubidet on etsy, where she sells silver-plated bronze “osseous jewelry” from her shop Joyeria Osea. I think this skeletal hand is pretty over the top, but hey – sometimes you need a little drama. Check out her fingerbone rings for a more subtle anatomical statement.

While we’re on the bioanimation topic, I recently heard from Jess at Nervous System, who sent me links to some animations of their new jewelry line, hyphae, “growing” in virtual space. Check it out: Hyphae – growth of the Vessel Pendant from Nervous System on Vimeo. They explain, Hyphae is a collection of 3D printed…

Reader Laura alerted me to a self-described “weird art & style blog” that many of you may enjoy – it’s called Synesthesia Garden. A recent topic was custom lab-grown bone wedding rings (above): Harriet Harriss, one of the participants, says: “I love the idea that it’s precious only to us because it is, literally, us.…

On Wednesday, I gave a breakout session talk on science policy jobs at MIT. I love talking about science policy, so it’s not too hard to get me to do it – it’s harder to get me to stop – and we had a great group of Boston-area grad students who asked excellent questions. Very…

Living green necklaces

We’ve been buried under ice, snow, and slush up here in Massachusetts for months, and the chlorophyll deprivation is brutal. The other day I was chatting with someone, and he suddenly tuned out of our conversation, gazing into the distance wistfully. “Oh, sorry,” he said, “I just noticed I can see some grass over there.”…

Anatomy ballgowns, and more

Isis the Laboratory Goddess sent me a Buzzfeed link featuring this incredible anatomical gown: The artist/seamstress deserves credit for what appears to be an incredibly elaborate embroidered stiff satin gown that, on different panels, depicts circulatory, skeletal, muscular and pulmonary systems. Wow. I can’t figure out who made it, so if you know the original…

Gear necklace

Wooden gear necklace, delicate industry