Tiny Showcase brought illustrator Lauren Nassef to my attention this morning. I've been perusing her portforlio (and you should to - you won't be disappointed). The thing which seemed the most magpie-like to share was her collector series. After all, we've had animals, tea sets, and wunderkammers on heads before. This series of illustrations though, is for the specialist collectors:
Duchess, shell collector
Edward Palmer, plant collector
Imelda Marcos, shoe collector
Mr. A.C.D. Pain, mineral and gemstone collector
John Kirk Townsend, bird collector
Andrey Avinoff, butterfly collector
Do look at her site. There is much, much more to see.