I know the berries are pretty, but don’t eat them. Look what happened to the last poor fool who tried.

I love the look of ancient Egyptian jewelry — their taste in glass beads was very classy. This set is inspired by all those ancient makers whose stuff is all stuck in museums now, never to be worn again.

Many members of the Medici family are entombed at the Basilica de San Lorenzo, in Firenze. There’s also the body of a martyr in a glass coffin, wrapped in red cloth and wearing a crown on his dessicated head. Is it comforting to surround death with opulence? It’s still death, after all.