We’re getting rather excited about the opening of our new Museum gallery Nature’s Library at the end of this month.
In preparation we thought we’d knock up some fossil cookies, as seen on Martha Stewart’s website using the new plastic bug collection in our shop. Unlike the bugs themselves, our results were delicious.
I am currently working on a series of paper chairs. I am interested in how personal chairs can become over time – almost taking on the characteristics of their owners. Chairs provide a sense of dignity – from hand carved stools in Africa, to thrones in Europe. Conversely, chairs are ubiquitously a part of our public and social lives, bringing humanity together in small groups or en masse.
If you have been at the Whitworth Art Gallery over the past couple of days you may have inadvertently wandered into the building site currently masquerading as our shop.
We are conducting a minor re-fit in time for the launch of Spring Season Friday, and are knee deep in demolished units and newly arrived stock. We close Thursday evening for the final push, and re-open new and improved Friday evening.
The Quetzalcoatlus isn’t technically a dinosaur; it was an ancient flying reptile belonging to the order Pterosauria the most famous of which was the Pterodactyl. This does not make the coin any less awesome.
The $30 coins are strictly limited edition, but well worth a trip to Canada.
This dinosaur skeleton LEGO set is up for support on the LEGO CUUSO website where if it reaches 10,000 supporters LEGO will review the sets for manufacture.
The Shop Elves are so excited by the prospect of building their own LEGO dinosaur they may just combust before the target is reached…
Seasons Eatings!! As a festive treat here’s a picture of New York-based designer Kevin Champeny’s “Candelier” ; an 18″ diameter chandelier handcrafted out of more than 3,000 hand-cast acrylic gummy bear candies.
If you can afford it, you can buy the larger-sized one (31″ diameter) for $6,500.00 USD at Jellio.com.
A new species of spider that builds decoys of larger spiders to scare away potential predators may have been discovered in the Peruvian Amazon, according to science educator and biologist Phil Torres in a recent interview with Wired.
We don’t like spiders at the best of times; clever spiders are the stuff of our nightmares…
If you can’t make it to our Whitworth Art Gallery Shop to buy a kit you can learn how to make your own puppets from scratch here…
The Horsehead Nebula, located approximately 1,300 to 1,500 lightyears from Earth in the constellation of Orion, is making buzz in the space news circuit after researchers at the Institute for Millimetric Radio Astronomy detected an unusually dense presence of hydrocarbon molecule C3H+—one of the smallest molecules that compose petroleum and natural gas—estimated to be 200 times more than the total amount of water on Earth.