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Phrenology head vases

This vase is based on a Victorian Phrenology head that I found at the Portobello Antique Market in London a few years ago. I've worked a lot with Phrenology heads in the past, so I combined my love of this idealised human head form with my passion for arranging flowers. The results of which is this quirky, albeit slightly macabre vessel. The vase can also be used by those with green fingers to plant useful kitchen herbs, ancient bonsais, local succulents or grass seeds. Either way, turn your thoughts into a fountain of blossoms and greenery with this Phrenology vase. Chandler House is a small design studio that Michael Chandler set up in 2010 after leaving the art and antique auction world. It is his interest in antiques and the Cape’s visual history that inform his current designs. Says Chandler: “The Cape visual history is rich and largely untapped. I hope that by using it as a source of inspiration, my designs might encourage people to look into our rich cultural past and appreciate how unique and rich it is. And have fun while doing it.”