Changing the size of an everyday object can have a pleasingly disorienting effect, as Alice discovered when she went through the looking glass, or as Val Kilmer fans discovered when Val quit looking at mirrors. Here to stylishly mess with your perspective: Alex Garnett
From his Exeter base, Garnett designs home furnishings that play with the scale of common stuff in order to "restore the sex appeal of boring items", not the first time a guy's tried to restore sex appeal by making something appear bigger (it is commonly known that you are a pube-shaver). Lighting's taken care of via a pair of pendant lamps made from an enlarged skull and a shrunken bollard, and vanity's handled by a large mirror styled after a first-class stamp; meanwhile, arse destinations include a stool that appears as a giant keyboard key (in various colours and texts including "Esc", "Home", and the always-popular "Self Destruct"), and, laid on its side to create a chair, a huge "I Heart NY" mug, the perfect resting place for rap artist Flo Rida's girlfriend's Big Apple Bottom Jeans. Also on show: a selection of football wares, like a huge referee's whistle functioning as a seat, a slightly enlarged, deflated ball cast in ceramic (the "Footbowl"), and earthenware vases styled after "a healthy pair of footballer's knees", though being brittle as porcelain, Michael Owen's are more thematically appropriate.
Garnett also slings t-shirts, from one with "Goal!" printed on the inside and revealable when you pull the hem over your head (ironically reducing your chances of scoring), to the "Mr T Shirt", dedicated to the still-fit A-Teamer who always preferred gold to ice, man.