“Rorschach Test. Noun. A type of projective test used in psychoanalysis, in which a standard set of different shapes and colours is presented to the subject, who is asked to describe what they suggest or resemble…” This is immediately what sprang to mind when I saw this new project from Lauren Francescone. We featured the Yale-educated designer back at the start of this year and checking back in my eye was immediately drawn to this work. Innocently titled Circles I was glad that my colleagues also noticed the similarity to prophylactics, although one of the more innocent suggested they could be sea creatures. Anyway they’re intriguing and undeniably beautiful, and prove that Lauren has the alchemist-like ability to turn the most unpromising base metal into visual gold.