I have seen some of these pieces before so it’s not a new discovery, however I had no idea they were from Jimbo Art which produces a range of homewares featuring his original illustrations. Frankly I could buy the whole shop. What is there not to love about a ghetto badger?
So proud of my friend Emily Evans in producing this range of Histology plates.
In case you were wondering what Histology is:
The study of the microscopic anatomy of cells and tissues. Tissue sections are stained and examined under a microscope.
Michelle Spear, Clinical Anatomist at Cambridge University, (originally a Histologist) provided the original images for these plates to Emily, preparing slides of various human tissues which she then stained and scanned in for the project.
The plates are 19” bone china cake plates, available in 8 different human tissue designs.
Chefs will be pioneering the presentation of food on plates forever. It’s an element of the food & eating experience which even has it own trends. However a new trend is emerging of late; rather than make food look beautiful on plates plates & ceramics are now being designed specifically for certain foods and it’s far more beautiful than the banana protectors or prison issue meal trays that might first spring to mind. From cream puff plates to ones designed for chicken and chips this adds an element of playfulness & design clout to the eating experience… your meal will look beautiful even without trying!
Take for example the ‘menu’ series from 5.5 designs for Khala – the plates very design dictating a weekly menu. Read more about this over at The Trendy Girl (it’s in French).
But what about sweet things – well Switch Design have developed these amazing glass food covers that are made for distinct types of treats: onigiri (rice ball), shu cream (cream puff), and a slice of delicious looking strawberry cream cake (sadly no ones for a vagina cupcake as yet). Much like gastronmista (read more on their site) I adore the preciousness of these – I am not sure if they would be able to rescue anything from Gregs, or worse Iceland, but I do think they would make serving something as simple as cream puff dinner party acceptable. Something I have decided is the way forward so now all I need is a man to cook dinner for!!!
I was sent the link to Eating Off The People’s Princess today for a project I was working on for Mother, but LOVED this so much I just had to post onto my blog. It came via the ‘secret squirrel’ behind Diana in Heaven and is one of the best things I have ever seen. I don’t need to explain it, nor could I if I wanted, but enjoy the pictures. Best of all thanks to Maiden’s Big Fat Gypsy Wedding it’s now really easy to get your hands on Princess Diana plates…
And of course there is also that VERY VERY VERY RUDE AND OFFENSIVE Princess Diana tattoo (she is sucking something) from Woody so ONLY click through if you are not easily offended, and don’t say I did not warn you! You might also like to know this is a tattoo on someone’s shin…