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Jun Yasumoto’s Phyto-Purification Bathroom Filters & Recycles Water

Jun Yasumoto’s Phyto-Purification Bathroom is a conceptual system that turns your shower into a mini-ecosystem. The design is a clever take on the water-saving conundrum that relies on plants to do its dirty work.

Jun Yasumoto’s Phyto-Purification Bathroom works kind of like a miniature river. Water from your shower travels to a series of rushes, reeds, hyacinths, and lemnas—all plants that are known to absorb bacteria, metals and other waterborne particles. A carbon filter captures any particles that remain, and the filtered water is then recycled back into the shower system for use.

Ecosystem Showers - Jun Yasumoto's Phyto-Purification Bathroom Filters & Recycles Water (GALLERY)

I would like a shower like this- not too sure where it would fit in my bathroom…


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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


‘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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use only what you need…

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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washing hands 0001

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

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Whats in a name?

So my presentation went very well on Thursday last week. I had my topic approved which was a relief and I am now clear to proceed with my research etc. It was suggested to me that I need to come up with a ‘sexy name’ for my project. Agreed, there is noting like a good project name that gets you thinking. Off the top of my head- ‘water tight’ or maybe ‘1 for the future’ based on using 1 litre for the ‘future’ of our water… i will keep you posted. Another interesting thing bought up in my presentation was discussion around Bimimicry. I am using biomimicry as a design method for water saving products. Biomimicry looks at natural systems and mimicking them through design. Biomimicry is interesting in the way a product is produced- it is not concerned with aesthetics a whole heap, rather being true to a natural system. I think looking at natural systems to do with water will be a great source of inspiration when I get to a designing stage.

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It’s a new year and I’ve started a brand new blog! I will be documenting my travels through final year, with thoughts, work, sketches etc.

This is the defining paragraph for my years Study of water saving…

I see an opportunity to design water saving or water ‘smart’ products or systems to implement into the lives of people who want to make a difference. There is a need for product that is easy to use, fits into the desired appearance of a home and doesn’t change a person’s life style.

‘My aim is to target micro-events within a household and change they way water is used.’

So the government say 155 litres per day.

The public respond with 149 litres per day.

I say 1 Litre of water per day.

Bring it on.

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