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Mathmos ‘Magma Heads’ Exhibition

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Panussi Jul 24. 1 Reply

Thought this might be of interest - a collaboration between Mathmos and artist Jenna Sutela for a ‘Magma Head' installation at London’s ‘Serpentine’ gallery,Also a competition running for a chance to…Continue

Glitter transplant ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by lampfancy Nov 25, 2021. 6 Replies

Have a Mathmos Neo bottle I’m thinking of repurposing as a glitter, but with the now prohibitive costs of getting glitter kits in the UK I was thinking of just buying a cheap generic glitter lamp as…Continue

Sticking wax solution?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kensington Sep 22, 2021. 22 Replies

I posted about this a while back but the trail has gone a bit cold, so to speak.Just wondered if anyone had any success in finding a ‘hands on’ approach to solving the sticking wax issue that seems…Continue

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Peter Panussi replied to lampfancy's discussion Mathmos ‘Magma Heads’ Exhibition
"Hmm, doesn't look creepy to me, more ugly and deformed, I would never place one of them in my rooms voluntarily. "
Jul 24
lampfancy posted a discussion

Mathmos ‘Magma Heads’ Exhibition

Thought this might be of interest - a collaboration between Mathmos and artist Jenna Sutela for a ‘Magma Head' installation at London’s ‘Serpentine’ gallery,Also a competition running for a chance to win one of the ‘heads’, apparently worth £840

https://www.facebook.com/Mathmos/videos/1210262489742757Interesting as an art gallery installation, not…See More
Jul 6
Adam C replied to lampfancy's discussion New Mathmos ‘Platinum’ Vinyl Astro
"Don’t want to like it as much as I do… but it’s beautiful. The banded texture variations work very well with silver. Where are the special fills though??? I was hoping they’d have at least another one by now. The clear…"
Jun 7
lampfancy posted a discussion

New Mathmos ‘Platinum’ Vinyl Astro

Avalable from todayBasically the Vinyl Astro minus the black paint, by the looks of it

Quite pleased to see this actually, in the video accompanying the launch of the first vinyl…See More
Jun 7
lampfancy replied to Peter Panussi's discussion Interesting Astrobaby metallic found
"Hmm,
Not to say it’s not an attractive effect of course, just hopefully you didn’t pay over the odds, and on the plus side if it’s a non - Mathmos maybe it won’t suffer the same issues with clouding that their metallics were…"
May 31
lampfancy replied to Peter Panussi's discussion Interesting Astrobaby metallic found
"Not aware of any metallic Astrobaby lamps other than the ‘Glitterball’ range from around the late ‘90s, and not convinced that it is a genuine/ original Mathmos bottle, the bottle cap doesn’t look like the those used by…"
May 30
lampfancy replied to lampfancy's discussion Glitter transplant ?
"Well, yes… that’s why I was asking - to see if anyone has done this and knew what types of glitter would work.

Haven’t added anything yet but a bought a packet of cosmetic grade heat/ solvent resistant glitter that I was…"
Nov 25, 2021
Johnny replied to lampfancy's discussion Glitter transplant ?
"You may find changing the actual glitter pieces / add new glitter may result in not flowing, the glitter flakes in the liquid you have has been worked out for weight and suspension in the fluid aka use heavier glitter could result in it staying at…"
Nov 24, 2021
lampfancy replied to lampfancy's discussion Glitter transplant ?
"Thanks for that, not sure I can match that sort of ambition, but will see how it goes with this little 'project' So, got a generic Chinese glitter lamp from eBay, liquid is a nice colour but the glitter seems poor quality, with quite a few…"
Nov 20, 2021
The Lamp Caretaker replied to lampfancy's discussion Glitter transplant ?
"I do it all the time just don't mix different brands. See some of the lamps I've posted here that I've designed using other glitter lamps liquid and glitter and it's way cheaper to swap.  One day LavaLite had a sale and free…"
Nov 18, 2021
Sven Nacht replied to lampfancy's discussion Glitter transplant ?
"I don't understand what you mean, as the final costs for an UK Import from Germany is only 1% more tax compared to before brexit. You can use a service like mygermany.com for the forwarding, so no min order quantity. They forward very cheap,…"
Nov 17, 2021
Autumn replied to lampfancy's discussion Glitter transplant ?
"Modern glitter lamps are not made with solvent based formulas. They are made with things like sodium nitrate or calcium chloride dissolved in water. These are relatively safe. Just don't eat or drink it or put it in your eyes and you will be…"
Nov 15, 2021
lampfancy posted a discussion

Glitter transplant ?

Have a Mathmos Neo bottle I’m thinking of repurposing as a glitter, but with the now prohibitive costs of getting glitter kits in the UK I was thinking of just buying a cheap generic glitter lamp as a ‘donor’ and transferring the contents over - just wondered if anyone else had done similar?

Seems it should be straightforward enough, in theory, but I wonder if there might be factors I hadn’t considered?

Also a bit worried about the health and safety aspect with the potent solvent based fluids…See More
Nov 15, 2021
Kensington replied to lampfancy's discussion Sticking wax solution?
".After, by the way the lamp,isn’t hazy it’s the tv in the background and hard to get a good pict"
Sep 22, 2021
Kensington replied to lampfancy's discussion Sticking wax solution?
Sep 22, 2021
lampfancy replied to lampfancy's discussion Sticking wax solution?
"Thanks, will give this a try. Have done the second bottle now which seems to be flowing fine, and a ‘re-refill’ of the first bottle having cleaned the glass more throughly, but now the flow issue seems to have gotten worse with the wax…"
Sep 5, 2021

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My First Lava Lamp was:
Mathmos Jet

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At 11:21pm on February 3, 2017, Modulo '70 said…
Hi lampfancy. A slightly belated welcome to you from a fellow Brit collector and Mathmos fan.
 
 
 

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