By Cory Doctorow at 6:14 am Sun, Aug 19, 2012
Artist Rik Allen makes beautiful blown-glass and metal sculptures of retro rocketships, with so much personality and detail. And tiny chairs. Every one of these evinces a ZOMG WANT reaction from me.
Blown Glass Rockets, SCFI & Mixed Media Sculpture of Rik Allen
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Gorgeous and tempting stuff indeed. But only for toddler-free homes!
I wonder what they cost?
Toddlers don’t stay toddlers for long. High shelf in the meantime….and Diogenes you are CORRECT. That IS exactly how they should look.
If the Krell ever build ships, this is how they’ll look. In the meantime, I’ll have to buy mine from the Puppeteers.
Toddler free-homes are much cheaper in the long run.
“Toddler free-homes are much cheaper in the long run”
I don’t know, Prozac and Xanax don’t come cheap
The first one, with the chair on the empty deck, with a giant view of the universe, is exactly how a cool rocket ship should look. Exactly.
But in the retro-future where these ship fly, they have reactionless drives that warp space so the star voyagers would feel no acceleration. That’s the retro-future I’m waiting for.
Just noticed that you can follow the link to more shots of the ships. I thought it was an escalator too, but it’s stairs. Page 3
When do we get spaceships that look like this? (I’m still waiting for the electric car I can actually afford, too.)
Beautiful! Remind me of the series from Joe Blow Glassworks in Vancouver :
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