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Category Archives: Polystyrene Uses

Polystyrene Politicians

The original idea behind this post was to show you examples of signs that made we created from expanded polystyrene foam (EPS), and which feature government ministers. I thought it would be topical, particularly with media talk of a cabinet reshuffle and the recent resignations of Fianna Fáil’s Willie O’Dea and the Green Party’s Trevor [...]

It’s all New: The year, decade, ideas and optimism.

A little late maybe, but a Happy New Year to you and I hope it is a healthy and happy one for you. This is the first post of the year and of the decade. Hopefully we will be here for the next decade and a few more after it. Christmas and New Year was [...]

Santa’s 7 seasonal secrets

Believe it or not, we at Made In Hollywood are privy to the inner workings of Santa Claus in his North Pole hideaway. We are asked to create snowflakes, igloos and snowmen to help Santa out before his busiest day of the year. Polystyrene is the perfect material for creating those wintry wonderlands as well [...]

Snowman vs. Foam-man?

We might be lucky to get snow this year here in Ireland. I did see a slight dusting recently on one cold morning, on the Cooley mountains. Our workshop has a view of the mountains and when covered in snow they can look very picturesque, but it is still very early in the year to [...]

Driving on solid… styrofoam?

You take it for granted that, while you are travelling along a road, you are on solid ground. In most cases, you are, but what do the road engineers do when they have to build a road on soft or boggy ground? In years gone by, they may have attempted to dig out the soft [...]

Rising above the flood waters

Ireland is renowned for green countryside with it’s ‘forty shades of green’. This is because we get a lot of precipitation. Whether it be a ‘soft day’ or ‘raining stair rods’, we get every type of rain. However, November 2009 has been one of the wettest on record, with unprecedented rainfall levels which has resulted [...]

Polystyrene my Ride

The title of this blog post would never be used for a TV programme as it flows off your tongue like sandpaper on butter – You would need to have a snappy title like Top Gear, Pimp my ride or Xccelerate. Xccelerate is new to Irish television and is the only motoring programme that is [...]

Keeping your eye on the ball.

Early in the year, I wrote a post about the 3R’s, talking about the words “recession”, “redundancy” and “receivership”, and the fact that we were constantly hearing them from all sections of the media. Unfortunately, they are still words that are relevant today, but now there is a new “R” word on people’s lips: “Recovery”. [...]

Home for a mobile phone

In April, we created this Samsung Tocco Ultra mobile phone replica for our client, Kick Communications, for the launch of this model onto the Irish market. The launch and subsequent media coverage proved to be very successful but it left the giant cell phone taking up space in their Donnybrook offices. We were pleased to [...]

Formula 1 is go, go, dough.

The flag has dropped and we are into the start of a new school year, when kids across the country are encouraged to reach their potential and beyond, no matter what discipline they choose. An example of this is F1 in Schools. This is a unique challenge that enables second-level students to get their hands [...]