There seem to be quite a lot of things in Georgian Display Jars (or whatever you call them) these days (retro is a thing of the past man. Don’t even go there)… I expect you can buy them off the internet (goes off and looks)… yea, you can… only that link says they’re “huge right now”, which is disappointing – I thought I was one of those people who liked things before they were cool.
I do like them though – they make things look important and dignified. That’s why I’ve started wearing glasses etc. It also makes it possible to read.
It’s a series of experiments in tracking solar-concentrators. Art for Art’s sake I think… despite the graphs and things I doubt this is more efficient than simply covering the same area with solar-electric cells… though it certainly looks cooler
It’s been a while… we finally opened http://wellingtonmakerspace.com yesterday… looking lovely etc, now all we need to do is make stuff to pay the rent… and 101 myriad expenses that running a place like this involves.
It’s all been a little harder than imagined – because getting delicate glassware out of China has proven to be really hard – ie: laser-tubes turn up broken. We’re on our 3rd attempt… and shipping delays etc have delayed our opening by about 3 months… which has seriously wrecked our budget. It probably would have been cheaper and faster just to go to China and physically pick the things up ourselves.
Still… laser-tube #3 is due to turn up this week sometime… and apropos of that (in a really disconnected sort of way)….
Beautiful grotesquery… you put some wine in it, then fruit-flies fly into it and can’t get out, so drown. Prettier than a fly-strip… less irritating than having fruit-flies drowning in the wine you’re trying to drink… but still… an insectoid death-pond. Only 20 euros as well. There’s also a hanging version… which look like delicate little christmas decorations of death.