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From the folks at Blog Enfrente Arte:

Our neighbour had this old 1955 Vespa stocked on his outside waste spot. We asked him one day if we could have it to turn it into a vintage flower pot and he agreed. The vibe from Audry’s Hepburn and Gregory Peck’s movie ” Roman holiday ” is now very present on our outdoor terrace.
The Vespa is completely covered by rests of glass tiles that were left over from our bath rooms making this an all weather resistant garden feature full of nostalgic glamour.


I like the originality in this project, but can’t help but think of how cool it would be if the scooter were fully functional.

[via Recyclart]

Michael Colombo

In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens’ educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.


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  1. Tim Tate says:

    There’s no way that’s a 55 Vespa. The headset’s all wrong, the side cowls are the wrong shape, and a glovebox? Please. It’s more likely a mid-80s P-series.

  2. It’s a sixties SS almost certainly. They were rare bikes even twenty and thirty years ago when I was young mod. This is beautiful but for me a little sad. Still all things powered by gasoline will soon pass, might as well make art out of them.