A Drop of Water

September 17, 2009

‘A Drop of Water’ is a rain barrel that makes saving water really easy by providing a watering can that is automatically filled when it rains. This way, the user doesn’t have to fill the can with our precious tap water, but uses ‘free’ rainwater instead to water the garden.
With the small tap at the bottom of the barrel the watering can can be refilled after using it.
Extract from Bas Van der Veer


February 9, 2009

The Playpump is a playground merry-go-round that uses the boundless energy of children to pump water out of the ground.
More than 1000 such pumps have been installed in schools in South Africa, Mozambique, Swaziland and Zambia and apart from bringing joy to children, and providing easy access to clean drinking water for the local community, the simple installation of the playpump has catalyzed improvements in health, education, economic development and even gender equality.

The PlayPump system also provides one of the only ways to reach rural and peri-urban communities with potentially life saving public health messages.
What if the kids over played?

Extract from Gizmag

360 Paper Bottle

November 27, 2008

The 360 paper water bottle from Brand Image is an attempt to address 60 million plastic bottles thrown away daily in the United States (of which 86% become garbage). The paper vessel is made from 100% renewable food-safe resources, fully recyclable and versatile in a number of potential liquid categories.

Extract from the dieline

In Charybdis the circular movement of water inside a transparent acrylic cylinder forms an air-core vortex in the centre. Steps wrap around the cylinder and allow spectators to view the vortex from above.

A high level of water filtration is essential for maintaining transparency and thereby expressing the drama of the vortex.  click on the link to see the video.

extract from William Pye

KOR ONE is a reusable bottle conceived and designed in partnership with Eastman Tritan and RKS Design using Bisphenol-A (BPA)-free Tritan copolyester which is “as healthy for consumers as they were for the environment”. A one-handed lid latch system (no lost caps!) that seals the bottle even when laying flat, and a clear, lens-like bottom.

A key element important for manufacturablity and raising perceived value is the elimination of any screws that detract from the design. The body of the vessel itself is formed from a single molded piece of Tritan. The trim pieces snap securely onto the bottle, and are locked into place when the bottle top, which serves as a keystone, is fixed into place. Manufacturing partner Nypro eliminate the “gate” or notch in the center of the bottom to create a beveled window effect by moving the gate off to the side and is under the trim so it doesn’t show.

Extract from KOR Water

Water Bar

December 30, 2007

This water on the table looks so real, you might think twice before sitting on it. The effect is created using an optical glass block that is crafted in such a way that it gives the impression of flowing water.
What’s worse is that if there’s real spilled water on it, you will not be able to tell… but then this does not label the table less amazing! Loved it.

Extracted from Tokujin Yoshioka Design

Water Me When I Tilt

August 25, 2007


The action of this vase illustrates the state of the flower within. Made from handcrafted pewter, the vase stands proud when it is full of water, though as the level of water evaporates, the vase starts to lie down. An obvious metaphor for life. A great visual cue to know when to add more water. Now you have no one but yourself to blame if you can’t keep that precious rose alive longer than 2 days.

Extract from Yanko Design