Lamps made from sheep's stomachs: Ruminant Bloom

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16 Responses to “Lamps made from sheep's stomachs: Ruminant Bloom”

  1. Antinous says:

    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?

  2. Enochrewt says:

    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.

  3. shannonpatrick17 says:

    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.

  4. Patrick Dodds says:

    “Hey honey, can you turn on the reticulum?”

    It has a kind of resonance.

  5. Takuan says:

    is there a haggis filled version?

  6. geo the moose says:

    yikes,
    maybe we can make 2 nitelites from my testicles…

  7. neasneap says:

    These people are crazy. How can they find these ideas.

  8. Nelson.C says:

    Tripe! Or is that only cows’ stomachs…?

  9. Tim says:

    Unicorn chaser and a mop, please! Some people eat before reading this blog!

  10. David Carroll says:

    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.

  11. Takuan says:

    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….

  12. noen says:

    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.

  13. Takuan says:

    how is this different than puffer fish lamps?

    Bloody mammalocentrics….

  14. cha0tic says:

    @ #10 Hopefully she thinks it’s neat. If she doesn’t. Maybe we’re not meant to be.

  15. Mitch says:

    I think that’s actually the reticulum, the part
    of their digestive system that follows the rumen.

  16. gretagretchen says:

    eh, just looks like caul fat to me. They use it all the time on Iron Chef

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