Thursday, September 23, 2010

Christien Meindertsma : on Pigs

I'm sure you've all heard you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. Well, that's technically not true. What's more, you'll find the sow's bristles in some brands of bread and that sow's bones and connective tissue in your gelatin-which some breweries use as a filter for their beer.

Christien Meindertsma, a designer from the Netherlands, spent three years following pig 05049. She documented at least 185 products sourced from that one particular pig. I didn't know half of the ones she spoke of (wait until you get to the hemoglobin cigarette filters-priceless!). Bet you won't have heard of all of them, either.

Thanks, IHC.

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