Friday, April 25, 2008

Homage to the Egg

I love the shape of eggs.

Below: egg inspiration.
This first photo is from Loom Lady: knitted eggs.

The second photo comes from a Japanese book called "How to Wrap Five Eggs." Apparently now it's out of print, but full of beautiful and creative packaging ideas. Via Rough Stock Studios.

Some intricately cut eggs via
People's Daily Online.

Robin's eggs. Photo by
Paul Noll.

An Emu egg telephone can be yours for $300 from Thai Pearl.

This Faberge egg, the Rothschild Egg, sold at auction for $21 mil. and has a diamond cockatoo pop out of the top every hour on the hour. Apparently this egg was kept secret for many years and is one of only three Faberge eggs that include clockwork. Read about it
here or here.

Another Faberge Egg.

And check out Mad Silence's Art of the Egg! for an egg chair and rug and Andy Warhol Eggs!

And what post would be complete without pisanki. Images from Muzeum Ziemi Lubuskiej.

And many thanks to my father for sending me these beautiful images of pisanki my mother bought in Poland. Dzieki Tatta!

Gorgeous glass eggs and birds, hand-blown by Oiva Toikka via the Museum of Glass store.


MadSilence said...

What a delightful post! We also love the art of the egg. The cut eggs are amazing, the Faberge eggs even more so. I purchased a painted egg in Texas many years ago, decorated with a cowboy & rider by an artist of Polish descent.

PS. Thanks for the mention.


Dylan said...

Delightful, indeed.. Your taste is impeccable and your style unbeatable. An aesthetic connaisseuse extraordinaire (And good looking too!)

Elzbieta said...

From somebody who decorates eggs with color paper cutouts in Polish folk style: it was a pleasure to see so many other ways of dressing THE EGG.
You can guess who is writing. The idea: outfits lines (sizes: SM, M, L, and XL) for EGGS!
Studio Kaleta

Leu said...

Thanks for the comment, Mad Silence! I was surprised and pleased to see that others had explored the subject of artistic eggs!