Penique Productions are a Spanish collective formed in 2007 with their first inflatable project at the University of Barcelona. The group takes colour inflatables that fill up spaces built by others, in turn giving the spaces new identities.
The trick with pets is they usually prefer to play with things that aren’t intended as toys, like bottles. Halo bottle toppers get into the spirit of things by turning your pets favourite plastic bottles into treat dispensers.
Ocean plastic isn’t a problem that is spoken about too often even in the current climate of environmental preservation. Although it now seems to be a bigger problem than originally thought, ocean plastic affects every one, not only those living in direct contact with the ocean but also those indirectly connected to it too…..basically we eat food harvested from the ocean!
This is great way to get rid of those plastic animal that every child seems to collect. They might be gathered from all corners of your little darling’s world, but they all end up in the toy box.
The idea here is to cut the plastic toys, paint them and attach them to either bits of wood painted the same colour or to attach them directly to your wall where they can be used to hang hats and coats.
* Mike from Blue Velvet Chair has all sorts of ways to re-purpose discarded toys on her blog
A major trend right now is Ombre, I’ve seen it from hairstyles to furniture paint projects and it’s a trend that’s growing on me. I found these two beautiful examples of ombre for your home that are really quite simple to do yourself.
One is a mirror surrounded by painted plastic spoons, a relatively inexpensive project that can be completed with just a few supplies, and the other is a chest of drawers from IKEA that got a major peach makeover.
If you are looking for a great little project when the kids are on vacation this summer, look no further than these Rhinestone Flamingos from Leah from Zombies Wearing Helmets.
They are so easy, you could even probably use the method to cover other things in your garden with the rhinestones, like garden gnomes etc, think of all the sparkly garden gnomes just waiting for a makeover.
You can find exactly how to make your own sparkly flamingos on Leah’s Zombies Wearing Helmets
The awesome KeepCup is brightly coloured, reusable and Eco friendly. They are available in your choice of 4 standard takeaway sizes and each component, the cup, the band, the lid and the plug, comes in a range of colours from black to violet.
The KeepCups are sold through the KeepCup store for between $10 and $16
If you have a pet, you know that they can get a little expensive, so you would probably try to cut costs without cutting back on quality or welfare of your pet. We all know too that if you have a big dog, their food bill can get scary, but buying in bulk is usually a way around running up the bills at the vet. The only thing about buying in bulk, is having somewhere to store the giant bags of food without attracting ants by the nest load. [Read more...]
Art it seems can be formed from the most basic and mundane items. On Funchkins, we have seen art made from eggs shells, Rubiks Cubes and recycled glass crystal, even dandelion seed heads. The art from Sang Sik Hong is strangely realistic, due to the use of thousands of plastic drinking straws to create three dimensional sculptures of human desires, so the sculptures are of things like lips, faces, eyes.
Sang Sik Hong uses drinking straws to place side by side the weakness and flimsy nature of the plastic drinking straws and the strength of human desires. The sculptures use a form of pointillism, where thousands of little dots of varying colour are used to create the picture as a whole.