Japanese designer Keita Suzuki has created a rather unusual-yet thought-provoking-chair design. The Tear Drop Chair is a free-form design that is filled with 64 litres of water. Why that exact amount of water? It’s supposed to signify the average volume of tears a human being will shed during their lifetime. Sixty-four litres, people! That’s a lot of tears and a lot of eye redness.
Photographer Rose-Lynn Fisher has a fantastic project out called Topography of Tears, where she uses microscopes to give us ‘an unexpected view of another familiar subject: dried human tears’. She started the project around five years ago, ‘during a period of copious tears’ and realized that ‘everything we see in our lives is just the tip of the iceberg, visually’, which is where this fascinating collection of photos comes from.
Would you like some human tears and belly button bacteria with your wine, sir? Selfmade is an exhibition featuring cheese cultured from human tears and belly button bacteria collected from the artists and scientists themselves. Side note: I wonder how they forced themselves to tear up. Did they watch The Notebook with test tubes in […]
We all shed tears from time to time, but Haxton Street Monster Supplies has created a range of products that processed different ranges of tears to create salt. They combine centuries-old craft with the freshest human tears, which are gently boiled, released into shallow crystallization tanks, then harvested by hand and finally rinsed in brine. […]