Self-watering capillary planters

This water-saving ‘ready-made garden’ design is popular among urban gardeners here in Denmark: it’s comprised of a simple styrofoam planter, and a 40L soil bag.

Holes are cut in the top and bottom of the soil bag, and soil is pushed into three pillars that reach down into a water reservoir. The reservoir is filled with water and fertiliser through a channel on the side of the planter; capillary action (and eventually, plant roots) draw the water up.

The rate of evaporation is much lower with bottom-watered plants, and the styrofoam also keeps the water cool. The reservoir can hold a week or more of water.

A popular DIY version involves using plastic tubs, creating a reservoir underneath with bottles, or a permeable barrier.

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Meet acetone. A chemical solvent commonly found in nail polish remover. Melting a styrofoam cup is one use for it.

I use it all the time to clean my samples. I wear gloves while using pure acetone. If you drip some onto certain plastics it looks like hot wax as it melts through the plastic before it evaporates leaving ugly splotches on your sample cases.

And also I just found out that our bodies make it and it can be found in our blood and urine. It’s extremely dilute, however. You probably can’t piss through plastic.


Each of these awesome sculptures is made of marble. Look closely and you still might not believe it. Your eyes tell you that Mona Lisa and skull are clearly made of styrofoam, but they were both carefully carved from solid marble by Italian artist Fabio Viale.

“Viale does some incredible work to modernize this “old-fashioned” medium, like re-creating Greek Korus torsos and hands covered in tattoos. He is able to transform this heavy, bulky material into creations that seem light and airy, like old beat up tires popcorn or crumpled paper bags.”

He even created a roll of marble toilet paper! It’s beautiful, playful, and incredibly detailed work.

Visit Beautiful Decay to view a couple more examples of Fabio Viale’s astonishing artwork.

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Yay, she’s finally finished! I’m so happy about the whole outcome <3

It took so long to make the dress. Had to paint the whole pattern on by hand and took a few days to do so. The dress doesn’t have a zipper or any other closure at the back. I just pull it over my head and it stays on it’s place. It was also the first time working with horse-hair braid. That’s what makes the underside of the dress more wavy and stand up a little more :D

The shield was made using styrofoam, sanding it down to it’s form and then covered with worbla. Details are made with split-pens, worbla and deco-art.

The scissor are super thin mdf (which I probably remake one day since they’re a bit too thin), painted black and added silver by hand.

I didn’t felt like wearing the wig yet, so that will be a surprise for now ;)

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Chipboard, Paper, Wood, Canvas, Dried Foods

Shellac, Styrofoam, and Other Recyclable Goods

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“Imagine a city surrounded by coral…This cube is a study on an imaginary city’s environment. Designed to be turned and viewed all 360°, each face of the cube features a different method of observation; there are slides, a diorama, an accordion book, illustrations, and other specimens. Being a comprehensive collection of the city’s habitat and its species, the cube acts as a something akin to a scientific journal: a tactile and playful storybook.        

For detail image of the blue scrolls: “Blue City”

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