The gemstone, silver and gold filigree and rotational gear armoured carapaces of entomological studies by French artist Steeven Salvat which he describes as:
….allegory for the preciosity of biological systems. A way to drive attention to our smallest neighbours on this planet—we need to preserve them because they are worth much more than all the gold and jewels I dressed them with.
The curious, adorable human/bird creations of sculptor Calvin Ma – depictions of social anxiety in which the avian elements act as suits of armour, protecting the person from the outside world in ‘fight or flight’ situations.
Behold: the Addarmor Bulletproof Cadillac Escalade – a heavily customised version of the SUV beloved of rappers and private security firms brought to you – the nervous oligarch/drugs kingpin – by a company founded by former law enforcement and special-ops professionals.
Inside the ballistic glass and lightweight composite armour-panelled body is a plush interior with two facing rows of seats and a 32-inch retractable flatscreen TV separating the driver and passenger compartments.
Yours for €310,000+, depending on fit and armour options.
Cat Battle Armour (€377/US shipping only) by Etsy seller snaububle who sez:
Cat Battle Armor is a for-reals armor harness for your kitty. Completely hand-made from durable veg-tan leather, this is no mere costume piece. Your cat will become an unstoppable force for slaughter in this fully articulated suit, shielding him/her from foes while allowing unimpeded movement across the battlefield or living room floor.
The imposing torso section features several riveted, articulated plates and a terrifying rack of dorsal spines. Your cat’s hindquarters are sheathed beneath exquisitely arrayed overlapping scales stitched to a soft leather backing, adorned with nickel silver dome rivets. Midnight black scales and plates are finished with a glossy protective coat and seamlessly join together like the petals of a deadly flower. Adjustable at the collar with elastic and two nickel silver buckles, and at the belly with grommeted corset-style lacing for a secure, comfortable fit.