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Studio Glithero, the Anglo-Dutch design studio of Sarah Van Gameren and Tim Simpson, presents a new collection entitled Blueware.

For those of you who haven’t seen┬áStudio Glithero’s pop-up show at the garage next door to Mint, this is your last chance to do so.

BLUEWARE (2010) is a collection of ceramic objects with surfaces captured by blueprinting.

In a dark room, vases are impregnated with light sensitive chemicals before being kept in light sealed boxes.

Like rolls of photographic film, the vases are poised and reactive, ready for the moment they are developed onto a rotating spit.

By exposing to a UV light, the chemicals develop from clear to vivid Prussian blue, fixing to surface of the vase and leaving a negative of the flowers strapped to the surface like a photographic image.

Over one hour, the process slowly captures and immortalises the flowers, a lasting impression of the fleeting life of a cut flower.

Images courtesy of Studio Glithero by Petr Krejci

Blueware goes on until May 29th at The Garage, 1 North Terrace SW3 2BA.

Designer Ezgi Turksoy created a limited edition series of sterling silver spoons called “Silver Sensations”.

Based between London and Istanbul, Turksoy recently graduated from Central Saint Martin’s and has now kick-started her career with this magnificent hand-made collection.

These conceptual spoons are about challenging the conventional rituals of eating.

Each spoon is inspired by reckless and naughty eating habits such as biting and licking a spoon, stealing someone’s food, or sharing a dish.

The features of each spoon have been exaggerated to encourage one to enjoy a specific new sensation.

The collection provokes & reminds us of our unexplored table manners, thus creating new sensational, playful & interactive experiences.

For spring, Mint has collaborated with Turksoy to design ‘Silver Sensations’ in a beautiful matt finish, resulting in this exclusive collection, pictured above.

Silver Sensations is currently being displayed at Mint alongside Caren Hartley and Lisa Stockham to coincide with the Crafts Council’s annual event Collect, May 14-17 2010.

For further information and prices, please call +44 (0)207 225 228 or email info@mintshop.co.uk