Wednesday, 14 July 2010
Richard Slee: From utility to futility
This exhibition at the V&A explores the decline of DIY among men and shows objects linked to home crafts that have been denied their functional purpose. The exhibits included brooms and brushes with ceramic bristles, hammers with ceramic heads, saws with ceramic handles and trowels with foam surfaces. This picture shows some of the items for sale in the shop. The tools were all normal size and only parts of them were non functional so you had to look twice to realise that they were decorative but useless.