Outdoor Hanging Glass Sculpture Functions As a Sustainable Fly Repellent

August 7, 2013 by

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Spotted this cool glass object from from designer José de la O in my inbox today, but wasn’t sure what it was.

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Inspired by the traditional hanging plastic bags of water used to scare away flies at food markets and taco kiosks on the urban streets of Mexico,  de la O created the Anti Fly Sphere, a beautiful and functional glass sculpture hand-blown at a family-owned workshop in Mexico City.

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Using Borosilicate Glass, a thinner, lighter glass that can resist abrupt thermal changes, there are two design variations of the sculptural fly deterring object. The “2.0” version has a sandblasted top and nylon rope while the mexican-inspired “3.0” version has a clear finish and a heavy duty leather rope.

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Like the water-filled plastic bags, the glass sphere functions as a sustainable pesticide. The refracted water reflects and amplifies colors and movements, irritating the fly’s the sensitive eyes to repel it unharmed, while leaving food free of flies in a no fly zone.

Watch How It’s Made:

 

$79,00 US + Shipping and Handling via the designer.

 

  • Katie

    Very cool looking- but I wished these bags of water actually worked! It’s an urban legend!

  • Dwight E Howell

    I’d like one with some fairy shrimp and algae growing in it please.

  • http://www.urbangardensweb.com/ Robin Horton

    Hmm, create one and share it with us, please!

  • http://www.urbangardensweb.com/ Robin Horton

    I’ve never tried one, but I’d like this just for sculpture.

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    this one is great and is really a good post.. keep posting.

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