Sir Fopling Flutter, Man of Mode and charming friend, asked about the vases that I'd seen at the House of Beauty & Culture. My friends know that I am about as squeamish as they come, and can't even watching a shaving commercial without flinching (I worry that they'll nick themselves and bleed). So seeing some of the rare and unique curiosities at the House of Beauty & Culture was fascinating and a little scary. One of the more beautiful items in the shop was a trio of vases. They were an interesting translucent material and when a beam was shown on them, they seemed to glow from within, like a cool alabaster, but light as airThe vases are made from animal bladders. I'd have never guessed.