In the early 1960s, Dutch businessman Alfred “Freddy” Heineken visited the Caribbean islands, then known as the Dutch Antilles. Amidst the beauty of the islands, he found an unexpected source of inspiration: discarded garbage, including empty beer bottles. This sparked a unique idea in his mind – transforming glass beer bottles into building bricks. Continue reading »
Despite the historical presence of public water fountains in most of the large cities of the world, city inhabitants still hesitate to drink that “street water” and prefer to buy a plastic bottle, which is pollutive. Continue reading »
Forensic Artist Brilliantly Reconstructs A Face From An Empty Skull-Shaped Bottle Of Crystal Head Vodka
Scotland forensic artist Nigel took an empty skull-shaped bottle of high-end Crystal Head Vodka and reconstructed a face — much like he would have with an actual skull — based on it. Nigel thankfully took a series of photos documenting the step-by-step process from empty bottle to creepy reconstructed face. Continue reading »
Montreal-based photographer Benjamin Von Wong put together an interesting project to try and raise awareness about pollution in the oceans. Von Wong used 10,000 plastic bottles and he placed them in a warehouse then had two beautiful mermaids attempt to swim through the collection and the photos are captivating. Continue reading »
McBride Charles Ryan mixes up sculpture and architecture for his showstopping Klein Bottle House in Rye.
This weekend house is located on heavily ti-treed sand hills adjacent the ocean beach in Rye, Australia. Its spiral configuration is a spatial device which responds to the difficult topography, it is also a figure rich in coastal allusions. By passing the spiral back through itself the house has become the mathematical concept of the Klein Bottle. Continue reading »
According to artist John T. Unger: “My latest project was “Old Glory” – a 10 x 16 feet American flag created from nailing over 20,000 individually punched and crimped Budweiser bottle caps to plywood. It’s the largest bottle cap art I’ve managed so far. It made its debut at the Stagecoach Music Festival in Indio, California.” Continue reading »
This year, Absolut looks to the future and makes a new mark by introducing a freshly redesigned bottle – an icon for the future made by a passionate group of creatives who push boundaries in their pursuit of perfection. Continue reading »
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Thriving since 1960, my garden in a bottle: Seedling sealed in its own ecosystem and watered just once in 53 years
David Latimer first planted his bottle garden in 1960 and last watered it in 1972 before tightly sealing it shut ‘as an experiment’. The hardy spiderworts plant inside has grown to fill the 10-gallon container by surviving entirely on recycled air, nutrients and water.
For the last 40 years it has been completely sealed from the outside world. But the indoor variety of spiderworts (or Tradescantia, to give the plant species its scientific Latin name) within has thrived, filling its globular bottle home with healthy foliage. Yesterday Mr Latimer, 80, said: ‘It’s 6ft from a window so gets a bit of sunlight. It grows towards the light so it gets turned round every so often so it grows evenly. ‘Otherwise, it’s the definition of low-maintenance. I’ve never pruned it, it just seems to have grown to the limits of the bottle.’
The bottle garden has created its own miniature ecosystem. Despite being cut off from the outside world, because it is still absorbing light it can photosynthesise, the process by which plants convert sunlight into the energy they need to grow. Continue reading »
In the Russian village of Kamarchaga, in the Siberian taiga, Russian pensioner Olga Kostina has used 30,000 plastic bottle caps to adorn her home with colorful patterns and images – making it somewhat of a local landmark. Over many years, in the isolated rural town situated just in the perimeter of the taiga’s forest, Olga Kostina collected the lids and once she felt there was enough she created detailed murals across the walls of her home with images of traditional macrame motifs and various creatures living in the neighboring woodland. Continue reading »
Four students carry a special boat named “Simida” made of 1,504 empty plastic beverage bottles to a lake for its maiden voyage at Chongqing University of Science and Technology in Southwest China’s Chongqing municipality, Sept 14, 2011. It took the four students two months to make the boat which is 4.48 meters by 1.3 meters and weighs 58.2 kilograms. The maiden voyage lasted about 20 minutes with plenty of students witnessing the occasion. Tang Ming, one of the four students, said they made the boat with an aim to promote the concept of environmental conservation. (Photo/CFP) Continue reading »