Day 365: Geometric Abstraction of a Dalek

Sophie-Taeuber-Arp copy

Today’s Daily Dalek is an homage to the artist Sophie Taeuber-Arp

Sophie Taeuber-Arp was a Swiss artist, painter, sculptor, and dancer. She is considered one of the most important artists of geometric abstraction of the 20th century.

Sophie Taeuber-Arp – 19/01/1889 – 13/01/1943

The Pandorica Opens The Official BBC Eleventh Doctor Scarf

logoOfficially-licensed Eleventh Doctor Scarf features the TARDIS exploding, as seen in 2010′s The Pandorica Opens!  TARDIS-pandorica-scarf-3_1024x1024Based on the painting supposedly by Vincent van Gogh in the Series 5 finale, The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, this digitally-printed scarf is stunning and instantly-recognisable.

Faced with the prospect of the TARDIS exploding, leading to total event collapse, the Doctor’s greatest enemies – including Daleks, Cybermen, Sontarans, and the Nestene Consciousness – trapped Matt Smith’s Eleventh incarnation of the Time Lord in the Pandorica. Van Gogh painted this incredible design as a warning to his good friend: that the universe has cracked and that they were all in terrible danger.

Fortunately, the Doctor managed to escape (with a little help from Amy Pond, Rory Williams, and River Song), and reboot the universe, so we could make this bright, bold, and detailed scarf for fans new and old!

  • Digitally printed onto 100% pure silk
  • Presented in a special gift box emblazoned with foil-printed Doctor Who and BBC logos
  • Free UK delivery
  • 40 x 190cms

Not 100% happy? With our 90-day money-back guarantee, you can simply return your item and get a full refund – with no questions asked!




Four new Doctor Who products will be available nationwide from Lovarzi, in partnership with BBC Worldwide, in the next two weeks – including the company’s first foray into the new 2005-present revival!

TardisStickUmbrella-1_0922db2c-9531-4ca6-95a8-dcf9944a11ce_largeSince 2012, Lovarzi has worked with the BBC to deliver top-quality items for fashionable fans of Doctor Who and Sherlock, including jumpers, umbrellas, and scarves. Cosplayers, collectors, and casual wearers: there’s something here for everyone, whether your heart(s) lie with Tom Baker’s madcap Fourth Doctor, Sylvester McCoy’s manipulative Seventh Doctor, or Matt Smith’s exuberant Eleventh Doctor!

The Pandorica Opens Scarf is based on the painting by Vincent van Gogh of the same name: a warning to his Time Lord friend that the universe is cracked, and the ultimate prison is opening. The stunning picture captures the disaster that led to total event collapse – the TARDIS exploding!


In the Doctor Who Series 5 finale, The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang (2010), the bow-tie-wearing Eleventh Doctor was trapped by his greatest enemies – including the Daleks, Cybermen, Sontarans, and Nestene Consciousness – in a futile effort to save creation. Fortunately, the Doctor managed to escape (with a little help from Amy Pond, Rory Williams, and River Song), and reboot the universe, so Lovarzi could make this detailed, digitally-printed 100% Pure Silk Scarf!

Complete with a presentation box (adorned with foil-printed Doctor Who and BBC logos), this is the first time Lovarzi has specifically celebrated the much-loved Matt Smith era of the show, and what better way than with one of the most memorable and instantly-recognisable images from Doctor Who‘s history!

SeventhDoctorJumper-1_1024x1024After the success of the Seventh Doctor Jumper and Paisley Silk Scarf, Lovarzi continues to cater for cosplaying Sylvester McCoy fans (and snappy dressers!) with the Seventh Doctor Hanky, digitally-printed in Italy.

Designed by Ken Trew, the BBC purchased about 20 red hankies to wrap around the Time Lord’s panama hat, and Sylvester McCoy stepped out in his now-iconic costume in Time and the Rani (1987). This intricate hanky, also presented in a gift box, adds a touch of finesse for fans battling Daleks, the Kandy Man, and the Gods of Ragnarok; scheming against Fenric and his Haemovore hordes… or even attending conventions!

Made from 100% Cotton, it’s simply Ace.

doctor-who-scarf-5_25d00f8d-cd90-403c-9a63-c12f30d18427_largeLovarzi’s original screen-accurate replica of the Fourth Doctor Scarf remains a bestseller, but many keep that solely for cosplaying. That’s why the company has made a shorter version: at 25 x 200cms, it’s perfect for showing off your fan credentials on a daily basis, and reminding you to keep with you a teaspoon and an open mind.

It’s still made of 100% premium-quality Acrylic yarn, and comes in a special carry-case. It’s still that iconic design, capturing the liveliness and unpredictability of Tom Baker’s incarnation of the Time Lord. It’s still the same Fourth Doctor Scarf – but in a more manageable size!

Soft, warm, and as synonymous with the show as the TARDIS, K9, and Skaro’s finest: the look first appeared in Robot (1974), and has frequently been alluded to in subsequent eras, including brief appearances in tales like The Christmas Invasion (2005), A Christmas Carol (2010), and, of course, 2013′s The Day of the Doctor!

lovarzi-scarf-box_1024x1024If you’re looking for something completely different for Fourth Doctor fans, Lovarzi’s exclusively-designed Knitted Tie takes those same colours in that same pattern and makes a unique product for anyone who wants to show off their love for the world’s longest-running sci-fi TV series.

Also presented in a gift box, foil-printed with the Doctor Who logo, the Fourth Doctor Knitted Tie is made in Italy from 50% Wool and 50% Acrylic.

This smart tie is a great companion to a sharp suit or stylish shirt, wherever you go, whatever the weather. Just make sure you’ve got some jelly babies with you too.

Maninder Singh Sahota, Director of Lovarzi, says: “The year-long work we put into our Doctor Who products is always worth it when we see the smiles of enthusiastic Whovians at conventions. I’m sure these four new products will be welcomed by fans new and old – and very much look forward to seeing cosplayers and collectors wearing them with pride whenever we’re exhibiting our ever-expanding range. And yes, we’re already planning next year’s releases!”

Lovarzi, the UK’s leading online scarf retailer, offers free UK delivery and is the only official licensee of Doctor Who scarves in the UK; further releases have included the Burgundy Fourth Doctor Scarf, Fifth Doctor Jumper, and TARDIS Stick Umbrella, and are available from, Forbidden Planet, and the Doctor Who Experience.

The Pandorica Opens Scarf (40 x 190cms), Seventh Doctor Hanky (50 x 50cms), Fourth Doctor Shorter Scarf (25 x 200cms), and Fourth Doctor Knitted Tie will all be available to pre-order from next week.