Going through a dusty 2003 hard drive I find this fantastic example of PET bottle-on-bottle planters at a gardening exhibition in Nagoya.
The top image features PVA glue planters. The middle image shows how to create flat floral wreath from 2L PET bottles and sturdy wire. The last image features upright 2L planters, with the fine touch of a bottle-in-bottle construction to store the watering can for the planter-sculpture. I think the cut-away bottle hanging from the bottom is a scoop for soil and fertilizer.
(Originally posted on Tokyo-DIY-Gardening)
PET plastic bottles form vegetable plots in West Tokyo.
It’s interesting to see a material that usually acts as a pest deterrent incorporated into the construction of the garden.
Materials: PET Bottles, Metal Straps
Location: Kokubunji, Tokyo
(Originally posted on Tokyo-DIY-Gardening.org)
“It appears big brother is watching this garbage disposal area but closer inspection reveals that the camera is a cleverly crafted replica made from a plastic bottle wrapped in black duct tape, sporting two drawing pins and with an old stereo cord added to complete the effect. I chuckle every time I pass partly at the fact that its not fooling anybody and partly at the fact that someone crafted and installed the device.” – courtesy of Byron Kidd
Materials: Pet Bottle, Stereo Cord, Duct Tape, Drawing Pins
Cigarette butt disposal unit constructed from used oil can, wire, wood, tape, and PET bottle. An open-bottomed (to prevent rainwater collecting in the bottom) receptacle is fashioned from a used oil can nailed/screwed to a wooden stake and painted red. The receptacle is attached to the signpost with duct tape or wire. A PET bottle filled with water is placed inside the receptacle for safe and semi-odorless cigarette butt disposal. To empty the disposal units (3 in the immediate vicinity) one has only to walk around, pick up the PET bottles, and pour the contents into the rubbish (or down the drain, or wherever…). Signage is made of laminated computer print-out.
Materials: Oil Can, Wire, Wood, Tape, PET bottle
Location: Nakano-Ku, Tokyo