secret laughter ring ideas

•May 4, 2009 • 2 Comments

Here are some ideas on how the Secret Laughter Ring could look in the future.

What do you think?

trauma lingerie

•March 12, 2009 • 5 Comments

Trauma Lingerie

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Attraction and sex are things often left out of the public sphere of grieving. Trauma Lingerie is based on the realisation of someone that has experienced trauma being attracted to people that have also been through something traumatic in their lives. The printing of obituaries on these pieces allude to this connection.

care instructions

•March 12, 2009 • 11 Comments

Care Instructions


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The Eat and Sleep Alarm has a direct relationship with the Care Instructions. They both relate to the idea of the support that friends and family can give. This product reminds the people around the grieving that they are human and have some basic needs no matter what state they are in. Much like washing instructions on clothes in format, this tag can be attached to a piece of clothing, inside or out.

Available for adoption. If you are interested in adopting this object for a while please leave a comment below.

numb knuckle duster

•March 12, 2009 • 7 Comments

Numb Knuckle Duster

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The Numb Knuckle Duster came from a chat about not expressing one’s anger as well as feeling numb. So, it has an aggressive outer appearance with its protruding spikes, while on the inside there are two more spikes that push into the wearer’s hand, particularly when they clench their fist.

Available for adoption. If you are interested in adopting this object for a while please leave a comment below.

extra safe necklace

•March 12, 2009 • 6 Comments

Extra Safe Necklace

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There are almost always objects that are or become special after someone has died. The Extra Safe Necklace portrays the experience of losing one of those special objects in the shape of a pendant. The clasp/padlock becomes the focus of this necklace.

Available for adoption. If you are interested in adopting this object for a while please leave a comment below.

cuticle protector

•March 12, 2009 • 14 Comments

Cuticle Protector

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There was a person that found themselves picking at their thumb cuticles not long after a friend died. This nervous habit continues to this day. Since then several people have mentioned a similar habit. The Cuticle Protector is a basic metal covering ring that no longer allows access to the cuticles.

Available for adoption. If you are interested in adopting this object for a while please leave a comment below.

fear of moving knives knife

•March 12, 2009 • 4 Comments

Fear of Moving Knives Knife

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A woman I spoke to had the experience of a friend being stabbed to death when she was young. This seems to have created a fear of moving knives in front of her. The Fear of Moving Knives Knife is simply a representation of that fear. It could be too frightening or therapeutic but neither of these were a specific aim.

Available for adoption. If you are interested in adopting this object for a while please leave a comment below.