Monday, November 18, 2013

Crystal Coneheads | Jagnus Design Studio

Secret Fresh together with several Filipino creatives teams up to celebrate the Philippine launch of Crystal Head Vodka.

With our love of skulls, awesome vodka and bad-ass design, our studio presents "Crystal Coneheads" in six precious crystal colorways. The idea is derived from the legend of the ancient crystal skulls and Dan Akroyd's iconic movie “The Coneheads”. Made of molded resin, the design represents the aesthetic ideals that we celebrate such as simplicity of form, material honesty, absence of embellishment and a spirit of fun.
 - Arnold Austria & Sonny Sunga [Jagnus Design Studio]

 amber, topaz, emerald, black sapphire, rough diamond and ruby

The Legend

A controversial archaeological mystery, 13 crystal heads have been found in regions around the world, from the American southwest to Tibet. They’re dated between 5,000 and 35,000 years old, and were supposedly polished into shape from solid quartz chunks over a period of several hundred years. Although according to Hewlett Packard engineers, they bear no tool marks to tell us exactly how they were made.
The heads are thought to offer spiritual power and enlightenment to those who possess them, and as such stand not as symbols of death, but of life.

The Founders

Dan Aykroyd is a well-known actor, musician, entrepreneur and spiritualist; a believer in what he calls the "invisible world" where otherworldly presences are a "form of reality as valid as our normal reality." Partner and veteran fine artist John Alexander has exhibited extensively in the United States and around the world. Together, they were avid researchers of the legend of the 13 crystal heads. And from this inspiration, an idea was born.

The Bottle

Aykroyd and Alexander wanted the opportunity to get closer to the myth of the 13 crystal heads. After more than two years in development, their moment finally arrived. When their glass depiction of a head was complete, Milan-based manufacturer Bruni Glass declared it to be a bottle of unsurpassed complexity and quality. Now, what to put in it? Vodka became the drink of choice. But with it, a commitment to do something enlightened and different.

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