Last night I attended a Machine Project members event and it was awesome. I can't tell you everything I saw because I was sworn to secrecy, but I won this wonderful Machine Project terrarium which is now prominently featured on the Ramshackle mantle. The terrarium is a self contained system. No need to water it, just keep it out of the sun was what I was told. A lovely example of self containment.
If you are not familiar with Machine Project, it is an artist collective founded by Mark Allen. They teach lots of DIY classes geared at artistic application of technology and technique. I have been an admirer and recently became a member thanks to a gift membership. I have wanted to take a class at Machine Project for some time and was totally blown away with the LACMA takeover they did recently. Now I am a full blown evangelist.