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Father Heart, 2006 Black Nickel on Rolled Steel; Glass Tank – 80cc with pedal Josh Hadar It’s always puzzled me that bicycles don’t take better advantage of the gleaming potential of curvacious, polished metal. Why are most bike frames so boring and triangular? Fortunately Josh Hadar has come to the rescue, with his beautiful curved…

A Skull a Day in Richmond, VA

Ornament(al) Skull Noah Scalin Anatomophiles alert: tomorrow, Noah Scalin, proprietor of the Skull-A-Day blog and author of Skulls, opens a new show at the Quirk Gallery in Richmond, VA. I just typed “Richmoaned”. Does that qualify as a Freudian slip? Or something else?

Joanna of Morbid Anatomy is on a quest to locate private collections of medical oddities. She’s already sussed out fourteen such hidden wunderkammern and photographed their treasures, but she wants to find more: “Who are these private collectors, and what sort of treasures do they possess? How might their methods of displaying collections differ from…

Thump Thump Cartography

As a fan of maps, typography, and anatomy, I think this is a pretty sweet mashup. From orkposters.com via Street Anatomy.

Another fabulously weird map, from the great blog Strange Maps. This one is entitled “The Man of Commerce” and dates to 1889. According to the American Geographical Society Library, The highly detailed 31″ x 50″ map/chart conflates human anatomy with the American transportation system, in an apparent attempt to promote Superior as a transportation hub.…

Organ donor dolls

Okay, these dolls by David Foox are just plain disturbing. And they’re not just a concept – you can actually BUY ONE. Via Street Anatomy.

Christmas greeting card, school unknown, circa 1920. Dittrick Medical History Center from Dissection: Photographs of a Rite of Passage in American Medicine 1880-1930 Slate has an intriguing new review by Barron Lerner of a book called Dissection: Photographs of a Rite of Passage in American Medicine 1880-1930, by John Harley Warner and James M. Edmonson.…

Skeleton hands = haute couture?

Jewelry designer Delfina Delettrez is young, a fourth-generation member of the Fendi family, and apparently obsessed with anatomy. Her most intriguing creation is a Skeletor-like carpal gauntlet: The silver hand will cost you about $24K. If you haven’t got that much disposable income, she also does smaller pieces: earrings and necklaces inspired by eyes, lips,…

The Sleeping Venus (1944) Paul Delvaux Observatory is a new collaborative art space located in Brooklyn, where it is reportedly sandwiched between Proteus Gowanus, Cabinet Magazine, and the Morbid Anatomy library. Its illustrious proprietors include Pam of Phantasmaphile, Joanna of Morbid Anatomy, and D&M of Curious Expeditions. And if that’s not reason enough to be…

How They Make Anatomical Models

Via Morbid Anatomy: the Discovery Channel series “How It’s Made” features the construction of modern anatomical models. You can watch the five-minute segment after the fold.