This vase was made from an ordinary BIC pen heated to the point where the plastic becomes malleable. It is then hand blown in the same fashion as glass to produce a little bubble for the water/base of the vase.
Something tells me I wouldn't want to be around to smell the fumes produced by this process. Created from designers Jess Giffin and Jim Termeer and available at DesignBoom.com.
Originally published 2009-03-31 - CB