Stackable Glass Coasters Separate the Brain Into 3D Specimen

Curious about the brain? Now you can learn about it with your everyday home decor. ThinkGeek created a 10-piece set of Brain Specimen Coasters that separates the organ into thin slices. Each part is printed on a four-inch clear glass coaster, and they form a complete three-dimensional brain when stacked on top of one another. There's a specific order to the assemblage, but that's not hard to recreate since each piece is labeled.

The vivid designs are reminiscent of what's produced by a microtome, which is a tool used to cut something into extremely thin slices for view on a microscope. Individually, you can better understand parts of this fascinating organ, while at the same time having an eye-catching accessory that's sure to be a conversation starter for your guests.

Brain Specimen Coasts on ThinkGeek
via [Laughing Squid]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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