The Daily Composter

Gardening is the new Graphic Design

Exterior completed

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February 12, 2008 at 12:27 am

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Typeface in progress

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It is based on the octogonal shape of the compost-barrel.
’tis to be painted (via stencil) onto the barrel, and it will read ‘Turn death into life’ when turning it clockwise, and ‘Turn life into death’ when turning counter-clockwise. I found the quote suitable, (and a bit punny) as both variations are true for what a compost does.

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February 10, 2008 at 8:06 pm

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Some old sketches

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February 7, 2008 at 11:54 pm

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Some progress

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What’s left: Waterproofing insides of octogonal container, drilling air holes, making a locking mechanism for the door, painting, building the level that holds soil, inserting heat vents from compost to greenhouse, making a door for bottom half.

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February 6, 2008 at 7:07 pm

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Structure

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February 3, 2008 at 5:06 pm

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First steps

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The building has started, and I’m going for an octogonal barrel-type compost, which will sit on the bottom part of a 2-module box, the top beeing the greenhouse/herb garden, which will be partially made of clear acrylic glass. The soil for the herb garden will be generated by the barrel-compost, and, potentially, the herbs/plants will become compost if discarded.

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February 3, 2008 at 5:03 pm

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Plan B

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While the Stirling engine is a fascinating invention, it is also expensive. In order to prevent me from being left with lots of pricey kit, other alternatives must lead the way forwward. A way to utilise the heat more directly would be to fashion a compost which allows the heat to rise upwards into a small greenhouse. Would the methane gas from the compost compromise the living conditions of the plants? Hopefully, not; when a compost is allowed enough oxygen, there’s little or no methane.

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February 3, 2008 at 4:45 pm

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