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Garden Variety CD

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Ever looked at the music collection and wished for a bit more shelfroom ?

If the album was manufactured as a Garden Variety CD, then those last vestiges of the physical age of mankind can be turned into a bouquet of flowers, Πsq.ft. of cat or wheat grass, proto-bonsai, or any number of other horticultural delights, each nestled in their own decorative planter.

How ?

The product looks like a regular CD. The transformation starts when the disc is held under a running tap for about ten seconds, label side up. This dissolves the protective film, revealing a flat honeycomb structure, the melting walls of which allowing the cells containing fertilizer/growth formula access to the ones containing seeds/spores.

At the same time various hydro-philic/phobic elements warp the outer edge of the disc upwards, forming a shallow but functional dish.

It's not magic of course: your new botanical companion still has to be placed in sunlight and occasionally watered, mushroom and cacti notwithstanding.

FlyingToaster, Apr 02 2012

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       hmm...
FlyingToaster, Apr 03 2012
  

       Would it work for DVDs too? I have a copy of "Captain Corelli's Mandarin" I don't need.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 03 2012
  

       // and wished for a bit more shelfroom //   

       That's why the pump-action 12-gauge was invented ...   

       // I have a copy of "Captain Corelli's Mandarin" I don't need //   

       We have a copy of a book about an Italian officer who owns a valuable abstract oil painting. It's called "Captain Corelli's Mondrian".
8th of 7, Apr 03 2012
  

       Strange. I have a book about an Italian officer whose servant has an unfortunate accident with a well. I believe it's called "Captain Corelli's Man Fell In."
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 03 2012
  

       How odd. Mine's about a mediaevel artillerist: _Captain Corelli's Mangonel_
mouseposture, Apr 03 2012
  

       hmm to hmmph... I thought you could copy a CD to disk legally as long as you weren't using one or the other at the same time. Seems you can't...   

       ...Which I would be all in favour of, "the medium is the message", but since all those songs are also available as purely electronic downloads from the publisher, it's a bit of a different message.
FlyingToaster, Apr 04 2012
  

       I just plain like this 'bake. I have no idea what these other wierdos are on about.
Alterother, Apr 04 2012
  

       // I have no idea what these other wierdos are on about //   

       Culture, literature, civilisation, education ... move along, move along, nothing for you here ... back to your bear skins and flint axes ...
8th of 7, Apr 04 2012
  

       We're working copper now, thank you very much.
Alterother, Apr 04 2012
  

       Tubular Dells.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 04 2012
  
      
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