I am cleaning the detris layers on my filing shelf and finding so many interesting articles...this one is interesting for its content but also its graphic.
Years ago I would read designboom.com every week, studying their competitions until I finally found one that pushed my buttons. The challenge was a bathroom for the future - or a bathroom appliance, I cant quite remember - and I was in the thoes of designing the inwall shower-to-toilet recycling unit, titled reWASH and using a ferris wheel-like structure with internal "cars" filled with zeolite to filter the water to flushable standard. reWASH would eventually morph into my Rainwater H2OG tank - but I digress.
Completely keyed up with my brilliant inwall filtration device I designed a modular "plug-in" bathroom that took shower and sink water to a toilet "wall" for processing and use as the toilet flush, and I expressed this process in a flowing visual made from a resin product like Corian. Come to think of it, I think the challenge was to design a bathroom appliance using Corian.....
Anyhoo - because I cant draw on computer I even paid an industrial designer friend to draw my concept up in 3D. I was SO SURE that I would win. Here it is:
So - I didnt win. I didnt even get a mention. Devastated and broker than before, I logged off and stopped visiting.
But now - there is THIS! Thank you Inhabitat for opening my eyes to a seriously terrific and useful design brought into being by a designboom competition. Israeli designer Yael Livneh designed the TwoGO back in 2010 for a Seoul Bike competition on Designboom and hey - Yael didnt win either! Crazy. Check it out.
HOLD THE BOAT!! I have just found the original bathroom competition!! IT was 2004 - and here is the winner Tom Jonkers from Belgium with his all-inclusive floating egg...
Sally Dominguez writes, skis, designs and teaches, is curious about most things and loves Dr Seuss.