GBP 10.00 — Released 23 April 2015
CELESTIAL CLOCK•TIME MACHINES
A 10th Century Chinese celestial clock tells us more than just the time; with stories from 17th Century physics and the dawn of the alarm clock.
ELEPHANT IVORY DILDO • ANIMAL MATERIALS
An elephant ivory dildo from 17th Century France arouses our curiosity in the absurd and innovative ways we use animal materials from the cadavers of kings to and Marilyn Monroe's musky bedsheets.
THE JOLLY CHAIR • THINGS THAT MAKE US
A charming chair created by the authors of classic 90s children's book The Jolly Postman, Janet and Allan Ahlberg, moves us to think about what our objects keep say about us; from JFK's rocking chair to Japanese sitting cushions.
MARTIN PARR'S DICTATOR EPHEMERA
A surprising upside-down interview with the hilarious international photographer about his expansive collection, and his recent acquisition of Saddam Hussein's golden toilet roll holder.
TIME AND THE THAMES
Tim Burrows follows the river to explore our modern relationship with time. Illustrations by the wonderful Jack Cunningham and Jonathan Calugi.
OUR BEASTLY URGE
Tom McDonald PhD peels back the layers of our obsession with the sticky business of animal materials. Illustrations by the balls-out brilliant Rami Niemi and Brad W Foster
Philip Smith takes a seat amongst the wandering carpenter clans of Berlin, exploring what it means to become a master. Sensitive and surreal illustrations by Baptiste Alchourroun and impossible furniture by Alex Walker.
Nadine Redlich sends a dog forward through time.
Simon Landrein has some fun in the bath.
Tim Lahan gives some ordinary chairs a leg-up.