Monday, March 10, 2008

Not just for the bacon. . .

I found this post on a beautiful decorating blog called Bloesem. A Rotterdam designer named Christien Meindertsma has published a book called PIG 05049 (click on the title for more information about the book and on the black pig for photos) in which she traces all the products made from a single pig, including ammunition, chewing gum, heart valves, porcelain and brakes, that are then subsequently shipped around the world. The products are all photographed as the pig is "dissected". Though a self-published art book, this strikes me as a very fascinating and topical subject for readers interested in global consumerism and manufacturing. And from what I can tell from the photos, it's a beautifully designed object too.

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