Delighted to have been asked by Cambridge Chemistry Department to write about the glass in their toilets! A nice piece of British design history… https://www.ch.cam.ac.uk/news/crystallography-inspired-festival-britain-glass
Two years ago we were on a short break in Copenhagen and sought out the statue of Hans Christian Ørsted, discoverer of aluminium and electromagnetism. He stands proudly at the focal point of the Ørstedsparken, with the three Norns – the Norse goddesses of destiny – at his feet. We were amused to also happenContinue reading “Ørsted bros.”
To mark the anniversary of Mendeleev’s birth in 1834, here is a little postcard that sits on my desk. It is the Periodic Table mural created by Edgar Longman for the Festival of Britain in 1951. I find the spiral form fascinating, and love how all the women are wearing bobby socks! It was actuallyContinue reading “Festival of Britain Periodic Table”
This is one of a series of greetings cards I have made using the letters and numbers of the periodic table. The beautiful papers used here and on my homepage are designed and printed in Cambridge by Cambridge Imprints.
This greetings card is inspired by the element symbols devised by English chemist John Dalton in the early 19th century. In order to represent the atoms of each element and show how they combine to make molecules and compounds, he devised a set of symbols, each consisting of a circle around a distinct motif orContinue reading “Dalton’s Garden”