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I have no idea how I missed this before the holidays (sorry!), but NBDesigns has a line of oxidized silver embryo jewelry that is pure vintage lab-chic. The embryonic mice are particularly adorable: And, on the less-cute, more-sciency end of the spectrum, her embryonic chicks look just like illustrations in an old dev bio textbook:…

Want! (The telescope works!) Digby and Iona Spyglass necklace, from Catbird.

Yes, that’s what I said – Gunther von Hagens has a gift shop, and he’s selling earrings and necklaces made of slices of equine and bovine genitalia. Don’t like ostentatious, plastinatious penis jewelry? There’s always a bull penis vasculature walking stick. I had to blog these, but honestly, I didn’t really want to know they…

Here’s a big time want: a sterling silver necklace cast from a frog spine and skull, by Elizabeth Knight. Wow. You can find it at Catbird! While you’re there, check out Knight’s spin on pearl earrings (the pearls are held by skeletal frog hands!), the 14K paired ant necklace by Jezebel, which I like even…

So I had the pleasure of meeting the awesome Dr. Isis a few weeks ago. It turns out she is even more awesome in person than she is in pseudonymity. And she brought me a fabulous thing: a scarf from A Slice of Life Scarves. Creator Eve Reaven, a Bay Area cell biologist, “has continuously…

Fashion Ready-To-Eat

Now that’s bioephemera: my friend Rhett sent me a link to the work of Fulvio Bonavia, who created a series of eighteen photographs of food reimagined as haute couture. My favorite? The glassy-eyed sardine-link belt. See all eighteen images, and his other work, at his website. Via Coute Que Coute.

Style Bubble has some snapshots of luxe skull- and carapace-inspired jewelry by Dominic Jones. You’ve just got to love a crocodile skull vambrace! See more snaps at Style Bubble. Via Haute Macabre – you musn’t miss their other recent post on Dominic Jones’ work for Vice Magazine. Here’s a teaser:

“Companion Parrot”: An incredible, though slightly macabre, necklace of bird entrails and skull by Tithi Kutchamuch. When not being worn, the necklace rests in the minimalist golden body, and it’s a sculpture. Via Haute Macabre

FYI: This is NOT steampunk!

“Television Tube and Cheeze Whiz Jar Lid Necklace Steam Punk Recycled,” via Regretsy. Help. Pleeze.

A friend of mine recently turned me on to the great street art blog Wooster Collective. Check out this unexpected street art in Richmond, Virginia: pairs of old shoes dangling in trees seem mundane by day, but by night, they’re like streetlamps from a Tim Burton cartoon. Solar panels inside the shoes supply the light.…