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Casa Verde: An Inflatable Shower Curtain

French textile design and applied arts student Elisabeth Buecher designed My Shower is a Green Warrior (prototype), which fights water overconsumption by slowly inflating around you while you shower, leaving you only a few minutes to take your shower before trapping you. It uses innovative materials, printing techniques and inflatable technology to do so, but I think her experimental thinking is what's key to this design. I love that it awakens people to their behavior, allowing them to change it before the curtain inevitably traps them. It's probably too unpleasant for most, but I think it could work wonders in places like hostels or extreme dry climates, where long showers should be a luxury to begin with. Buecher also designed a shower curtain with spikes that inflate, slowly pushing you out of the shower; see it here.


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karen-zoo karen-zoo 8 years
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
That thing looks like it could kill me so I owuld never put that in my shower. I would use a timer first.
French-Kiss French-Kiss 8 years
Good idea, but i would have a heart attack in it lol
sfunkera sfunkera 8 years
bwahahahaha! seriously makes me think of some adventure movie where you have seconds to find a way out before 2 walls close in on you
fashionista119 fashionista119 8 years
I'm all for water conservation, including taking shorter showers, but I'd have a panic attack if something started closing around me like that.
ahles ahles 8 years
Hilarious but no. Long showers or baths are my one big indulgence- I've got a giant mane of curls to wash which takes forever to comb conditioner through, and it's my only time to think or talk things over with the husband. Down the road we'll put in some kind of gray water system so it's not wasting as much well water, but I will not give up my long warm showers/baths when I live in a rainy climate and have my own well.
Deidre Deidre 8 years
That is absolutely hilarious. I just keep a kitchen timer in the bathroom and set it to keep all my showers under 7 minutes. It keeps ringing until I get out, so it's definitely incentive to just wash and go!
darc5204 darc5204 8 years
Couldn't you just make a spigot that turns off with a timer instead?
amloveaffair amloveaffair 8 years
Yeah, that sounds dangerous and horrible.
urban-chic-101 urban-chic-101 8 years
emalove emalove 8 years
That is horrible.
ahhh!!! F that!
mondaymoos mondaymoos 8 years
Yeah, no thanks. I don't see this going anywhere.
c4rolin3 c4rolin3 8 years
i would hate this! so claustrophobic i'm also a nightmare when it comes to showers at least 10-15 minutes.... we have a steam room type shower so i can just sit or lie down as the water hits me :)
Pistil Pistil 8 years
That's so cool!
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
omg this is like a nightmare!
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