Everyone knows it's important to water the garden, but what about watering the furniture? Normally, that might just be proof of insanity, but if you plant a few of these of these customisable chairs, it's just the first step to growing a nice crop of outdoor stools.
Designed by Itay Kirshenbaum, "Betzavta" is a design project that aims to turn garden furniture into a simple but DIY affair. Each oddly-shaped canvas bag is filled with a mix of concrete powder, and when it's time to get building, you use a hose to soak it through the canvas bag. From there, you can use a couple of support wires built into the bag to sculpt it into a chair-like form while it takes about 24 hours to set. Then -- boom -- fully functional garden furniture.
Of course there are some downsides, most notably that these stools are are ugly as sin. That, and having a customisable garden stool isn't exactly crucial; you wouldn't be missing out on much if you opted for a stack of cinderblocks instead. This kind of quick-dry concrete is being put to other, more important uses though, like concrete disaster tents; the DIY garden stools are just a bonus. And you have to admit it's a novel idea, and a pretty good feature set for a plain ol' bag of concrete. [Designboom]