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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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Sunday
lampfancy replied to Arne's discussion New Mathmos lamp announced...any ideas?
"The resemblance to the home-made lamps probably says it all, not to take away from the makers of those, which are interesting in their own right, but you would hope for more refinement from a company with 60-odd years’ of manufacturing…"
Sunday
lampfancy replied to Arne's discussion New Mathmos lamp announced...any ideas?
"I wasn’t aware of the ‘Stories’ things, which seemingly are only viewable for 24 hours, not really an avid user of Facebook so must have missed it, as said bit of a strange approach, you would think you would hear about these…"
Sep 23
lampfancy replied to Arne's discussion New Mathmos lamp announced...any ideas?
"Well, yes it's on the website now it's been launched.I wondered where people were getting prior knowedge of the upcoming launch date, and the 'teaser' image at the beginning of the thread, as, like I said there was no mention of…"
Sep 23
lampfancy replied to Arne's discussion New Mathmos lamp announced...any ideas?
"Not ‘feeling it’ either tbh. Not a fan of the 'mecanno' legs, and just looks wrong proportionally - inelegant - like a dumpy sibling to the excessively lanky Saturn. 

Shame they can’t quite seem to nail this stuff, just…"
Sep 22
lampfancy replied to Arne's discussion New Mathmos lamp announced...any ideas?
"Where are people actually getting this? Nothing about it on the Mathmos web-site or any of the social media pages, as far as I can see - nothing in the way of newsletter notification either."
Sep 20
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

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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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