Roses are Dead
14 Feb 2013|Cultural Insight Team
We’re not fans of Valentine’s Day. I mean, what’s there to like? The shops stock an endless mass of sickly chocolates, dozens of red roses and Clinton’s teddy bears clutching misshapen hearts. This year however we have spotted a few more interesting gift ideas and events, that don’t simply make us want to vomit in our loved one’s lap. Here are some of the best we’ve seen…
2. Some people also seem to be taking a more biological approach this year… The Grant Museum of Zoology are hosting “Love in the Natural World” a one night exhibition looking at how animals approach romance. While the realistic and intricate detail of this anatomically correct heart pendant from Peggy Skemp is genuinely beautiful.
Overall there seems to be a definite reaction against the mass of sickly sweet Valentine’s paraphernalia that plagues the shops year after year, with a series of humorous and ironic events and gifts emerging in their place. Although this is unlikely to change our minds about our lack of enthusiasm for Valentine’s Day, some of them did make us smile.prev next