‘Sentient Kitchen:’ Disgusting Humanoid Dishware of the Future

10.26.11 Marina Galperina

Artist Christine Chin’s “fleshy kitchen accessories” take inspiration from “some of nature’s most ingenious engineering.” Milk jugs are riddled with nipples. Salt shakers stand on baby toes. The elegance of a crystal cup ‘n’ saucer is combined with the (simulated) biological enhancement of a grip-friendly human ear handle and decorative hairy trimmings. Ew.

The part of Sentient Kitchen that really gets you is the mannish nose skin “growing” over the pepper grinder, slowly turning translucent and showing the pepper seeds beneath, giving it the appearance of bruised rot… or that part where it reminds you that we grew an ear out of a mouse’s back once, remember?