Curiosity Cabinet

Three Things I’m Curious About #46

Some flowers have coloured nectar such as the Nesocodon mauritianus, a member of the Campanula family. So striking.

A blue flower with drops of bright red nectar.
Botanical Conservatory of Brest, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

I love a vintage motel sign. Sadly, these iconic pieces of advertising are becoming fewer and fewer.

A mid-century modern style sign for the Pony Express Motel.
Carol M. Highsmith, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

I was captivated by silversmith Brigitte Clavette‘s work when I saw it at the National Gallery last November. The intersection between old and new and different mediums is profound.

A top down view of a plate with a knife, fork and spoon. The plate is painted in watercolour with silver fruit and flowers on top of it. The utensils are in various stages of rust and tarnish.
A Table by Brigitte Clavette, 2012.