By Cory Doctorow at 12:31 pm Fri, Mar 14, 2008
Ruminant Bloom are beautiful, blossom-like lamps that are made from preserved sheep stomachs, each with a unique structure.
We had a camel bladder lamp in the 70s. They’ve probably been making them since antiquity. These are way cooler. They look like armadillos. And dare I say – ovigastric lucernifacture?
The only picture on the linked website of one not lit up (or it’s lighter in the room than in the lamp) is pretty darn darn disgusting. I can only imagine what a member of the opposite sex would think the first time they saw your dwelling with a lump of flesh sitting on an end table.
Those are wicked cool, looks like something H.R. Giger would have in his parlor.
kinda reminds me of this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/brucesterling/2052482398/
but more organic and creepy.
“Hey honey, can you turn on the reticulum?”
It has a kind of resonance.
is there a haggis filled version?
maybe we can make 2 nitelites from my testicles…
These people are crazy. How can they find these ideas.
Tripe! Or is that only cows’ stomachs…?
Unicorn chaser and a mop, please! Some people eat before reading this blog!
Neasneap #4: Yes. Most artists are crazy or at least different. But I would not want to live in a world without them.
I really like this piece, but I feel a lot more comfortable if I imagine it made of nylon or paper. Anything but sheep.
Oh well, a piece of art made me uncomfortable and made me think. Mission accomplished.
I want one that has been preserved still supple, with a diaphram pump in the bottom so it slowly pulses the light level and THROBBBSSS…..
you know what I mean???? get the ladies in the mood before you start stroking them with your ventral claspers….
Sure David but the sheep are going to get slaughtered anyway so we might as well not waste them. It is, I guess, one way to honor them.
how is this different than puffer fish lamps?
@ #10 Hopefully she thinks it’s neat. If she doesn’t. Maybe we’re not meant to be.
I think that’s actually the reticulum, the part
of their digestive system that follows the rumen.
eh, just looks like caul fat to me. They use it all the time on Iron Chef
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