Head-spinning design…

So, Gadora started this new gig last week. And it’s a good one. Sadly my head is spinning from all the things I’m having to grasp now, and in a hurry: Mac to PC formats, spreadsheets, and that dizzying phone system with all those fancy buttons. Thought I’d take a moment to muse about something that makes more sense… good design, incorporating craniums. Besides it’s an ongoing nod to my love of mannequins

Getting a head start on spring, Gadora first spotted these pretty planters on Instructables. LilMama wants to know how to make her own flower heads… and I do loves me some succulents.

Head planters at StoneFace Creations...

ClayFlower22’s Phaedra, 5.5 inches tall with head circumference of 12 inches, “is perfect for a small ivy or succulent. I am a modern doll planter. I have a drain holes for good plant health and would look perfect on your wall.”

Phaedra pocket Planter
Phaedra pocket Planter at Etsy

To put more ideas into your head… here are a few wicked little baby head planters in slip cast stoneware covered in a glossy white glaze by Etsy artist Michael McDowell. Check out his blog mudpuppy to see pics on how he does it.

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Modern White Baby Head Vase by Mudpuppy

Conceptual artist Nicola L. created this 6-foot-tall aquarium-and-bar combo our of wood and plexi in 1996. The same year, she also constructed the shelved Library Head.

Aquarium Head Bar, 1996, by Nicola L.

For a table top display, these “Little Joseph” hand-painted porcelain candle holders, by designer Maxim Velčovskare,  are border-line creepy. But rather charming, no?

Little Joseph
Little Joseph by Maxim Velčovk

For something even smaller, Gadora has her eyes on the Mr. and Mrs. Muse Salt & Pepper shakers by Jonathan Adler.

Salt & Pepper shakers by Jonathan Adler

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One thought on “Head-spinning design…

  1. oh my… those stone face creations are amazing… love the jonathon adler shakers. i like the mudpuppy ones – but, melted wax on infants… i don’t know – having a hard time with that one. i think pre-mommydom i would have dug ’em. but, so it goes.

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