sand bowls by leetal rivlin
sand bowls by leetal rivlin
jan 08, 2012

sand bowls by leetal rivlin

‘sand bowl’ by leetal rivlin



tel-aviv-based industrial design student leetal rivlin has captured the movement of sand and frozen it into a usable object. the bowl is hand-made by mixing the grains of sand with an adhesive. the viscous liquid is then allowed to drip and harden into the form of the container. various layers give the impression of preserved movement.



sand bowls by leetal rivlin layers of frozen sand made into a bowl



sand bowls by leetal rivlin detail



sand bowls by leetal rivlin a pile of bowls stacked one inside of the other



designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions’ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication.



  • BTW for all of you that don’t know. Sand is excavated out of the hills in Emmett, Idaho and shipped to Hawaii…soo much for their precious land… (I know this because I live in Emmett.)

    Elizabeth Smith
  • Does the bowl break with ease

    Angela Martinez
  • Why not just buy play sand? The kind for sand boxes?

  • Mini sandcastles can be made from the same glue/sand mix.

    Rainy Jane
  • It is NOT illegal to take sand from the beaches in California unless it is a state park beach and even then, don’t be surprised if no one says a thing. Same with Hawaii…… .

    anna petruska
  • read instruction Step 5. In your disposable bowl, mix together the glue and sand using a popsicle stick until you have a consistency that is thick but that you can still pour. consistency that is thick and can still pour!

  • Still….. no one has mentioned the sand/glue ratio!

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