Power Of Three

Power Of Three

Without being to preachy about how you waste water while showering, a group of ID designers have come up with valid solutions instead. Not 1, not 2 but 3 options to save/conserve water is what the OLI Shower Water Conservation Project is all about. Briefly it includes a REFRESH-N-REMIND shower monitor, REDUCE-YOUR-USE mat and RELAX-N-REUSE seat. Hit the jump to know more.

0 Designers: Nallieli Santamaria, Brad Smith, Franklin Crosby, Raymond Bessemer, Sergio Coronado & Sean Whang

My Faucet Is Better Than Yours

My Faucet Is Better Than Yours

Your Morning routine: head to the sink, open the tap, water pours down, brush your teeth, and gargle with cup. My Routine: head to the sink, open Fountain Tab, water flows upwards (with the push of a button), brush my teeth, no cups for gargling…just lap up the water directly from the faucet. I told you so, my faucet is way too cooler than yours!

0 Designers: Jin-sun Park & Byungmin Woo

Top 10 Designer Bathrooms

Top 10 Designer Bathrooms

Oh Crap! Are we seriously talking about toilets today? Yeah we are, but in a very different way! Ok, lets get a bit sophisticated and discuss the most important quarters of our abode in a very designer-ish manner. The place where we do our unloading, washing, cleaning and kinky-stuff, is often neglected due to our hectic pace. Lets slow down a bit and enjoy a select few luxury fixtures and fittings that we would LOVE to see in our bathroom but don’t have the time (or money) for. Hope you enjoy this Top 10!

Stone In The Creek

Stone In The Creek

Not all fixtures have to be slick, chromy, and minimal. There’s a place for a little bit of the ornate and organic too. The Stone in the Creek wall basin fixture not only looks good, but can also help save water. There are two modes, straight flow and side flow. The former spills water beneath the stone like a standard tap. The latter spills water 360º around the stone. Much less water is wasted so it’s ideal for washing hands.

0 Designer: Ngo-Bun Wong

 Wet, Pause, Lather, Pause, Rinse, Now You’re Clean!

Wet, Pause, Lather, Pause, Rinse, Now You’re Clean!

Environmental issues are close to my heart simply because I hate to see us waste so much of our resources. Water is a precious one that we take for granted and like it or not we do waste a lot of it when we take a shower or a soak. Industrious designers are coming up ways to cut back the guilt of a nice hot shower. Take a look at this Ishi Shower for instance.

0 Designer: Lockie von Moger

Toilet Water. Not Just for Plants Anymore.

Toilet Water. Not Just for Plants Anymore.

You need to know all about toilet water. Believe me. When you grow up, you’ll have a toilet of your own, and then, you will want to know all about the water in it. And so will your dog and maybe hamster. Hamsters are conscious about water waste.

Water waste! This toilet uses the power of shower water to solve this cold case. Warm case?

0 Designer: Alison Norcott

A Tap With Haptic Response

A Tap With Haptic Response

Broaching the subject of being frugal with water brings me to this new concept in taps that incorporates the tactile prowess of a user in relation to haptic responses. The Gemini is a water tap design that uses a one-touch lateral operating valve system to function. In a blink, the on-board wall diverter swiftly controls the flow of the water from a stimulating jet to a therapeutic cascade.

0 Designer: Edward Taylor

Personalized Cascading Waterfall In Your Bathroom

Personalized Cascading Waterfall In Your Bathroom

It’s hard enough to cope with the tiny matchboxes that we call apartments, that luxurious bathing concepts make me go green with envy. Remodeling one to fit in a spa system or jacuzzi can be ridiculously expensive and space consuming, so the best option is to landscape a beauty in the bath! Chin Chia Lim’s Würfel or Falling Water recreates the magic of a cascading waterfall from the washbasin to the bathtub.

0 Designer: Chin Chia Lim

Immaculate Mini Lawn In Your Loo

Immaculate Mini Lawn In Your Loo

They say walking on fresh grass increases your blood circulation; I can’t vouch for that! Anyways, it is a reason to get going to the nearest park, remove your expensive Jimmy Choo’s and prance around. The Moss Carpet looks at getting the grass to your feet, and that too in your loo! Made from imputrescible foam called plastazote, the mat includes ball moss, island moss and forest moss. The humidity of the bathroom ensures that the mosses thrive. And that’s why you need to place it there and not anywhere else. Little gnomes not included.

0 Designer: Nguyen La Chanh

Fat Before a Visit to the Loo, Skinny After

Fat Before a Visit to the Loo, Skinny After

You know they say you’re a few pounds lighter after a seated visit to the loo, it’s true. Designer Haikun Deng designed a toilet seat with a built-in digital scale but her rationale behind its conception is a bit counter productive. It’s designed for women who are constantly monitoring their weight. The need to feel skinny is satisfied every time they finish the “doo.”

0 Designer: Haikun Deng

Car Enthusiats Now Frugal with Water

Car Enthusiats Now Frugal with Water

Water conservation is still one of the easiest ways to save energy (yes energy!) and preserve our planet. Fresh water only accounts for 3% of all water on Earth but 1% of it is frozen so in that sense, it’s quite rare. The +Shifter faucet uses the perception of a car’s gearbox to change how much water we use. Instead of changing gear ratios, each position correlates to how much water flows out.

0 Designer: Shen Di

Keeping it Hot Hot Hot

Keeping it Hot Hot Hot

Are you tired, run down, listless? Do you poop out at parties? Do you wish you had one device that acted as a flashlight, a candle, a rave machine, and could tell you the temperature of your bath water, all the while using everybodies favorite: LED lights? Well all the answers to your problems are in this little product. It’s called the LED Bath Light, and it tastes just like candy!

0 Designer: Kai Chen

So You Want to Plug it Up, Do You?

So You Want to Plug it Up, Do You?

Don’t let your bath water take over your life like the monster that it is. Water in the bathtub can be a real slippery mother; own it with the cutest plug ever: Easy Plug. One plug, a connecting plastic wire, and another plug that floats. Simple enough?

0 Designer: Maja Ganszyniec