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“Rock and Roll, Baby” Recycled!

Regular readers of this blog may remember a post about signs that we created for the Irish rock groups, the delorentos and The Frames. The two bands used their Styrofoam signs in different ways, but we were delighted to see that the delorentos kept hold of their giant polystyrene 3D letters. They have reused and [...]

Raising the bar

I think that we do quirky, unusual and eye-catching quite well with the 3D designs and props that we create for the marketing and advertising industries. But yes, you can always learn more. You can improve systems and fine-tune techniques, but sometimes you need to step further away, take a wider view, and maybe do [...]

Rock ‘n’ Roll, Baby

Yeah! Rock ‘n’ roll. The county of Louth may be small, but we do have The Tidiest Town in Ireland, the unluckiest GAA County Football Team, and it’s home to the world-famous The Corrs, our own home-grown rock band. Well, we are now following in their footsteps… not quite, but our 3D polystyrene signs are [...]

Back to the drawing board

The first spark of an idea or that sudden light-bulb moment usually involves scribbling a sketch and writing it down somewhere. Whether it’s a creative drawing or inventive concept we like to put pen to paper, to make sure we don’t loose the train of thought. This is the the beginning of design and many [...]

For the Want of a Tree Surgeon

OK, where am I going with this? It looks like it’s going to be a be a heck of a leap from expanded polystyrene foam to a tree surgeon, but there is a link, a video and hopefully a bit of a story too. I’d better get started… Weedle is an online service that allows [...]

iFoam Football

With the World cup fast approaching, there will be many Irish football fans wondering what they can do to pass the time after their dreams of a World Cup trip to South Africa were scuppered by the hand of  Thierry Henry (boo, hiss). Yes, they will watch the world cup matches and wonder whether they [...]

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 [...]