The sound of popping bubble wrap might be music to your ears, but Simone Giertz and her friends came up with a way to turn those pops into actual music. The machine she built uses a spinning drum and rubber feet to squish the bubbles and harnesses the air they release to play a pan flute. Zamfir, eat your heart out!
Awesome Bubble Wrap
Design house Moschino came up with these sneakers that look like they’re made from bubble wrap. But the Double Bubble sneaker’s shell is made from textured plastic that isn’t actually poppable. Given their price, we might just wrap our Nikes in some bubble wrap and packing tape. Available in Men’s and Women’s sizes.
A few years back, maker Peter Brown created a set of coasters that he cast from bubble wrap. He’s decided to revisit the project now that he’s got more experience with resin, and the new ones look even more frustratingly realistic than the originals – at least before he added the colored resin.
We’ve seen lots of things fed into industrial shredders over the years, but we’re thinking that bubble wrap might be the most satisfying item yet. After tossing some random toys into their shredder, Press Tube gets down to business at the 2-minute mark by feeding it a 50-meter roll of the noisy packing material.
It’s hard to resist popping bubble wrap. The stuff is great for packing breakables too, but we’d never suggest using it to pull a hot pan out of the oven. Fred & Friends‘ bubble wrap oven mitt is made from heat-shielding silicone, so you won’t get burned. Sadly, it’s not poppable.