Monthly Archives: June 2009

under my umbrella

Light Objects – A design competition produced by Core77 and Dassault Systèmes

Andrew Leininen has designed an umbrella that catches water as well as keeping you dry. The water flows down the stem of the brollie, through a filter and then into a bottle. The umbrella filters the water through a carbon filter on the way through, producing clean and potable drinking water

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Foggy solution


So its very foggy in Melbourne right now hey? How about this then- these
‘nets’ collect fog and dew and can produce up to 1 litre of fresh water per day. Not much I hear you say… every little bit counts. These nets were designed for countries such as Nepal and Chile where potable ground water is scarce.

George Sawyer has designed a small, portable version of the nets for hiking or camping. 

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slurp away

Scott Amron’s Brush & Rinse –brushrinse.jpg Core77

This tooth brush (brush and rinse) allows you to wash your tooth brush whilst rinsing your mouth. The water hits a hole in the top of the brush and creates a convenient fountain for mouth washing/rinsing/drinking. This saves water by combining two water consuming tasks together, meaning the tap runs for less time.

Designer: Scott Amron

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Peak bath

Peak bath saves water, supports knees

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‘By observing the position in which most bathers bathe–back against the end, knees bent–Lyndon Craig’s Peak bath was designed to support the body’s natural contour with a peak in the bath floor. The peak fills a substantial space below the knees which, in turn, reduces the volume of water drawn for each bath.’

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umbrella pot

So what happens to the water that comes off you umbrella when you put it in your umbrella stand? It waters the plant silly 🙂

Kyouei Design

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basin saver

This basin is fitted with an opening which will open when being hit by direct flowing water straight from a tap (assumably clean and unused). This clean water is stored beneath the basin. When the flow is interupted (say if you put you hands underneth the flow) the opening closes  and the dirty water is able to flow away down the drain.

Designer: Woo Sunhye

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cars are not my thing…but

This is  a tap based on a car gear box. Each gear… I mean position correlates with the amount of water flowing from the tap. Maybe this is a chance to get car lovers into water saving. The ‘+Shifter Faucet’ is designed by Shen Di

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