Monthly Archives: May 2009

eco_drop shower

 

Another shower idea. This shower has these weird shapes in its base- when you begin to take too long in the shower they raise out of the floor and make your feet uncomfortable. This in turn will hopefully make you shower faster and save water.

Designer: Tommaso Colia

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dumb bell

 

I know this isn’t exactly saving water- but it was too cool for me not to write a post about 🙂

These dumb bells are filled with water or fluid of choice- you do your work out, and then you drink up. Its another great idea for reducing the amount of plastic water bottles we go through.

As far as inspiration goes for my projet, these are great and demonstrate an interesting take on water use.

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dish this

Dry-Dishes-and-Grow-Herbs-with-Dish-Drainer

 

This is a student designed dish rack from the Holon Institute of Technology is Israel. Ran Shnaper designed the rack to direct excess water from the drying dishes to water herbs. Nice. I wonder if there would be any issues with detergents or such?

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a message when it counts

http://www.thedailygreen.com/

This soap speaks for itself… literally

When you reach for the soap, this bar gives you a friendly reminder to save water. It’s pretty cute- The daily green suggests its a great gift for your non-green friends. This one is all about awareness again, but as a product it also helps to save water.

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use only what you need…

http://www.coloribus.com/admirror/economical_billboard/Advertising

Agency: Sukle Advertising & Design, Denver, USA
Creative Director: Mike Sukle
Art Directors: Andy Dutlinger, Jeff Euteneuer
Copywriter: Jim Glynn

Another post on water awareness. This is a billboard in Denver urging people to use less water. I think this is a very fresh approach on behalf of the Denver water board- it doesent rant about regulations or restrictions, of which people tend to get sick of. Its simple, yet effective. And it probably cost them less too 🙂

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no sinking feeling

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Eumar Abisko Washbasin

Soumitri alerted me to this sink- I had previously looked at it on another web site, however they failed to include why it is designed so. The sink immediately directs water away from you and into a in floor drain. Why I hear you ask?

‘Inspired by the unspoilt waterfalls of the Swedish National Park Abisko, the sink is unfettered by pipes. Nor does it allow water to accumulate in a big tub, something designers Johan Kauppi and Lars Sundström deem unnecessary. Rather, one should be aware of just how much water one is using, and catch it with careful consideration.’

I really like the approach to form with this piece- the use of biomimicry is a direction that I will take when speaking of form and innovation.

I had a thought that this design could also encourage more water use- you spend more time trying to catch the limited water that you are being supplied with… But, the message and the design is very poetic.

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washing hands 0001

This is a collection of people washing their hands. Taken on various days and at several locations.

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