Scale model cockpit FPV

cool scale cockpit video

Funny Zoo Snap

man enjoys elephant My wife noticed this in the family archives.

RC Nitro motorcycle racing

rc motorcycle Motorcycle racing in Lilliput.

Manned RC Multicopter

manned multicopter
Here’s an RC multicopter big enough to ride on!

Make: Talk 004

make: Talk 004
I had a fun time talking to Mark Frauenfelder in episode 4 of his new podcast, Make: Talk!

One Man Basement Band

one man band
I feel like I could be getting more mileage out of my right foot.


liberty vintage motorcycles An Etsy portrait. Thanks, Danny.

Tequila Sleeve

tequila the champs
Champs sleeve

Wolf-Stelzer Book Lamp

Book Lamp
My friend Tess just made the cover of ReadyMade with her cool lamp design.

Tree Stump Bug

Can this be for real? The design is so awesomely Thunderbirds. Via

The Nothing Box

nothing box


Thunderbirds are go
Are Go!

Command Center

command center
Sweet assemblage spaceship’s bridge.

Four Drano’s

Watch the sink slowly, all but disappear from the design .

Toothpaste Aerosol

toothpaste aerosol
Aerosol toothpaste

Aquatic Gardens 15″ plastic bonsai


Ill admit it, I’m an aquarist. I am also a tarantula fancier, so I regularly find myself at the pet store replenishing my supply of crickets, or just scouting out the Lake Malawi cichlids for something unusual.

Several months ago in the plastic plant and ornament section I noticed this bonsai tank ornament by Aquatic Gardens and was compelled to buy 2 of them. I wasnt really sure what I was going to do with them, but I had to have one, and at $3.99 each, why not get 2? I certainly wasn’t going to use them in my aquarium, I mean a pine tree growing in an fish habitat? I don’t really see it. I can understand a castle, or Spongebob or Pluto in a diving helmet or something that is obviously fantastic, but not an evergreen tree.

I was more interested in the tree for terrestrial purposes. Assembling the tree was a snap and within minutes I had a perfectly formed dwarf pinus mugho planted in the root-over-rock form, minus the rock. If you’ve ever actually tried to cultivate an evergreen bonsai, you more than likely met with frustration and ultimate failure. Those things are tough to keep alive. You have to water them about every 15 minutes or they dry out, and if you do manage to keep one alive, you have to wait 45 years while you coax it into a respectable shape and size.

Everybody loves a bonsai, I think that it is in part, becuase of their illusory nature. And there certainly is no denying the harmonious form and balance of the 15 inch plastic bonsai. People just like things that are suggestive of Zen. Even if you aren’t really sure what Zen means, you like it.

7 Responses to “Aquatic Gardens 15″ plastic bonsai”

  1. zombie Says:

    Hi – your RSS-feed isnt working – at least not in SAGE in mozilla – it says “File not found” though i can read the XML in the browser .. some configuration error maby?

  2. Steve Says:


    Thanks for the tip. It will work if you call it like this:


    I have changed the link on the site as well.



  3. Anonymous Says:

    Your site is very good.

  4. zombie Says:

    Steve – I know you can’t speak swedish but check out my blog for a really cool thing for your terrariums/aquariums whatnot.


    I’ll post more pictures in some days as the work progresses (has taken a few days so far).

    Follow the link on my blog to get to the people that makes the stuff ;) (on the rocks)

  5. Jassica Says:

    Hi there! Nice bonsai, but I prefer live trees. Taste beautiful stained glass supplies here.

  6. John Says:

    Nice bonsai!
    Looks good with my spun glass figurine

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