Playing Mad Scientist

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MacDougall's daughter Meg had a strong fascination with the chemistry sets she saw marketed as educational toys and created her own 'experiments' that extended to the family's mealtimes. To encourage her interest in laboratories (and to ensure their meals were safe) MacDougall purchased beakers, Petri dishes and test tubes and let her eat her own meals from them. "It looked a little funny when guests came over," said MacDougall in one interview, "but at least we could start eating food that was the right color again."

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We have a passion for collecting, and we’re thrilled to bring you truly special pieces from the pop culture world of the Curioverse. From vintage ads and classic comics to obscure cartomancy artifacts, we’re fascinated by the shared history that weaves all these diverse pieces together. So dive in to read about your favorites, you'll be surprised by how they connect!


At Curio & Co. we adore quality – but then so do you. (It’s a sign of a true collector.) Since we know you don’t take your collection lightly each product is chosen with care to ensure that it’s in mint condition, but if there should ever be any defect the product can always be returned. And each piece is stored and packaged under the right conditions until they find their home in the right collection: yours.


Aside from the Curio & Co. stamp, our non-descript packaging barely hints at the exciting collectibles inside. Still, it has to be plain because it’s got to be sturdy. The only way we can sleep at night is by knowing your collectibles are safe in transport. And that brown packaging – in comforting, durable cardboard – puts our minds at rest. Plus, it’s fully recyclable so you can put your environmental worries to rest too.

We offer:

• 2-3 days shipping with FedEx

• 7-10 days with Austrian Post