Snuff bottles

  A selection of Chinese Qing Dynasty snuff bottles caught my eye. They are made of a variety of natural materials; turquoise, glass, clay, jade, silver, pearl and the blue one is decorated with kingfisher feathers set in silver. They look like they would be a pleasure to hold. The imagery comes from nature; dragons,Continue reading “Snuff bottles”

Airmail envelope

The lightweight, blue and red airmail envelope is hardly used anymore, replaced by the sending of emails which is quicker, cheaper and easier than posting a letter. It is set still more firmly in the past with it’s Woolworths branding and price tag. For more on packaging, see categories >>

The Droste effect

See the Creative Cow tutorial on  a  free After Effects / Photoshop plug in replicating the Droste effect. Preformationism Prompted by the availability of the first microscopes in the 17th century, a theory arose that either the egg or sperm, until then unseen, contained a miniature human. This human, (or animal or plant as the caseContinue reading “The Droste effect”