HERE'S a curiosity that would make an ideal conversation piece
for your dinner guests: an eerily lifelike portrait fairground head of Chang Woo Gow (1841-1893), The Tallest Man in The Universe, born in Hankow, China.
SELF-CONTROL Seymour reminisces that he first learned about heat-generating flowers several decades ago, when a friend brought the large fingerlike projection of a self-heating flower, Philodendron selloum, as a conversation piece
to a California party.
Although the fuddlecup appears to have no purpose, it is really a conversation piece
in that it frustrates the drinker's aim in a humorous manner.
More a conversation piece
than a serious informational device, this frosted glass orb slowly transitions between thousands of colors to indicate changes in the weather, the stock market, or if a friend or colleague is available via instant messenger.
The EcoDorm will no doubt be a conversation piece
for years to come--after all, who could resist comment on the dorm's money-saving composting toilets, designed to augment student-managed vegetable gardens and landscaping?
As part of an exhibition in Swansea, Barford presents his own installation called Conversation Piece
which animates the story of the mythological Willow Pattern plate, the 250-year-old blue-and-white Japanese image which has become something of an icon for artists and others who explore the medium of painted chinaware.
Okay, the shape makes it a conversation piece
, but what about the taste?
WHO would have guessed that outside privies of the kind that raised goose-lumps in mid-20th century primary school pupils would become a conversation piece
for home-buyers in the run-up to the new millennium?
Five new, low-level lights have been installed along a new pathway, which leads from Sea Road car park to the Conversation Piece
art installation at Littlehaven beach, in South Shields.
Coun Mary Butler, the council's lead member for adult social care and support services, said: "The mural is proving to be far more than simply a nice piece of artwork - it seems to be a conversation piece
that is encouraging tenants of Clasper Court to interact more with one another.
Jetclass' latest elevates the display cabinet from becoming a showcase for special items and memorabilia to a conversation piece
on its own.
It could be a real conversation piece
," the Boston Herald quoted Cathy Chang of Arlington, as saying.