New York City’s water towers are iconic, and starting this month, a hundred of them will be covered in artwork created by Jeff Koons, Maya Lin, and other artists to raise awareness of global water problems and encourage New Yorkers to drink their tap water. MORE
RUSSIAN FEDERATION, Moscow : A teenager rides a bike across fountains in central Moscow,on May 19, 2014.The temperatures in the Russian capital reached today 27 C (81 F). AFP PHOTO / DMITRY SEREBRYAKOV
Sonic Waterlets you watch musical water dance inside a bottle cap. The installation is an exploration of cymatics (the study of vibration) by Sven Meyer & Kim Pörksen.
“Cymatics is like a magical tool that unveils the substance of things not seen. Sound does have form, and you can see that sound can affect matter and cause form in matter,” Pörksen tells Co.Design. “So maybe in the beginning there was sound, which shaped all matter. Indeed, we think sound has a fundamental influence on the formation of the universe itself.”
Soma co-founders Mike Del Ponte and Ido Leffler were sitting around talking about water when the thought came to them: why do we have to settle for poorly-designed water filters? Where is the water filter with that sleek, minimalist Apple feel? Del Ponte, the founder of Sparkseed, and Leffler, the founder of Yes To Carrots, think they’ve created it with Soma, a Jony Ive-inspired water filter.
Anand Shah’s company Sarvajal is working to bring clean water to India. But it’s not just giving it away. Instead, it’s Each of these franchisees sets up “water ATMs,” where rural Indians can go and see their water being purified and bottled.
How much water does it take to make a juicy hamburger? You’ll be amazed.
The water footprint of an object can be hard to wrap your head around. This video gives you a good sense of exactly how much water—everything from growing the cow’s food to making the bun—goes into your last burger.
Its solution, called the Hydrolemic system, involves both harvesting more moisture from the air than our current un-modified bodies are capable of, and also doing more to retain the water we have. The company imagines that system would require us to drink .1 cups of water a day.
New York City’s dirtiest water now conveniently drinkable!
Early this morning, employees of ad agency DDB put cup dispensers next to pipes that are releasing some of the dirtiest water in the city. “We were looking for places where water outlets were pumped out into the streetscape,” explains Matt Eastwood, Chief Creative Officer of DDB NY. Want some delicious water leaking from a subway ceiling? Now you can get a whole cupful.