Saturday, August 02, 2008

Best. Present. Ever.

I don't know when I've been so tempted to snag a photo.

Absinthetic, of the blog Hall of Wreckords, wanted to make a special birthday present for his obscenely lucky girlfriend. So he created this Wonderland Expedition Kit, a field case filled with specimens and notes from the land of Alice's adventures. Every item is beautifully handcrafted, and so believable you'd swear it was the real thing.

I haven't seen anything quite like this since I discovered the books of Nick Bantock, filled with relics of an imaginary world you can hold in your hand.

So go. Look, already.


Sandcastle Momma said...

Thanks so much for that link! That was the coolest gift I've ever seen. The thought and creativity that went into that is astonishing. She's a lucky girl LOL

MyMaracas said...

Hi momma, thanks for stopping by! I'm glad you liked that as much as I did. It IS astonishing.

Rambling Woods said...

That is certainly an original gift..

Kiva said...

He is an amazingly gifted person. Wow! I had to go to his Flickr stream to see the rest.

MyMaracas said...

Rambling and Kiva -- I hope you also clicked the link in Absinthetic's blog, to the artist whose work inspired him. It's at