November 14, 2011
this past weekend there was a feature in the new york times magazine on a collection of amazing bug vases entitled schwarm, a collaboration between dutch curator thomas eyck and german design duo RaR (comprised of beate reinheimer and ulrike rehm). there are 10 porcelain models, each with approximately 6 different glazes, so for a full collection you would end up with 60+ unique and glorious insects crawling up your walls. normally i'm a bit squeamish around bugs (the live kind, at least), but these are just the type of creepy crawlies that i can get down with. learn more about schwarm here.