Today I learned a new word. Hepatomancy (or Haruspicy) is the inspection of the entrails of sacrificed animals, usually the livers of sheep or chicken, to divine the will of the gods, or the future. It was an ancient Hittite and Babylonian religious practice dating as far back as 2050 B.C. I’m glad today’s . . . → Read More: Paper cuttings showing the ancient practice of hepatomancy – the prediction of the future using animal innards – by Helen Friel
Those who know me know that I am a sucker for all things animal Here are some animal-inspired tableware pieces which range from the intriguing (e.g., ants on your plate) to the downright cute. What they have in common (besides the animal-thing) is their great design.
1. ‘Giraffe Sugar Basin‘ is a sugar bowl . . . → Read More: Animal-inspired porcelain tableware
Turks-Amsterdamse keuken, 2009
Humans are curious creatures especially when it comes to other humans. I mean, who doesn’t fling open the medicine cabinet, when visiting a friend’s or neighbor’s bathroom? Dutch photographer Erik Klein Wolterink capitalizes on this lust to explore others’ lives by exposing the innards of the kitchens of various ethnic groups . . . → Read More: “Kitchen Portraits in Amsterdam” by Erik Klein Wolterink