No duchess's dressing table would be complete without a nécessaire like this one. By James Cox, c 1770, English. Case made of moss agate, mounted in gold and set with diamonds, rubies, and emeralds, embellished with silver.
Creative people prove that the world around us can inspire us to do new funny witty creative things with regular objects. Like artist Brock Davis. He used food stuff like broccoli, gummy bears and a banana to create disruptive objects. And great pictures!