Show me your fridge and I‘ll tell you who you are. Wait, I think this saying was about friends. Actually, when you think about it, a fridge is quite a good friend, especially in lockdown. It‘s something you can rely on at least 3 times a day, and it never disappoints. And you would be surprised how much a fridge can reveal about you, even beyond your eating habits!

German designer, photographer, and gluten-free, healthy food lover Sandra Juncker decided to peek into people’s fridges around the world to find out how much the contents of a fridge can tell about their lives.

What does your fridge tell about you? Let us know in the comments!

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#1

Germany, 2012

Germany, 2012

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Maryam Siddiqui
Community Member
3 months ago

is that drawer on the bottom filled with kinder suprises!

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Since 2012, people from London, Cape Town, Pretoria, Istanbul, Madrid, Paris, and Berlin have opened their fridges to the whole world, and this is the result so far―a colorful archive of fridges and their proud owners. These people are of different personalities, nationalities, cultures, traditions, ages, and social statuses and Juncker tried to capture the link between these factors and the contents of these people’s fridges.

“So what does this tell us about the people who use these fridges? Do we have a special system filling it? What belongs in our fridges and what do we eat? Is there any difference or similarity between different cultures, countries, ages, or flat sharing? Do we keep leftovers and how do we store them?” These are just a few of the questions Juncker was interested in when she started the project.

#2

Pretoria, South Africa, 2016

Pretoria, South Africa, 2016

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
3 months ago

I would like to clarify things on behalf people living in south africa, we do not keep cake mix, corn flour, stock cubes, green tea, oats and a bunch of other things in this picture in the fridge. We do not know this woman and why she does the things that she does.

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#3

London, UK, 2017

London, UK, 2017

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Rissie
Community Member
3 months ago

Someone likes their broccoli :D

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Letting someone into your fridge can be a very intimate moment as it can reveal more than just how often you eat your fruit and vegetables. It can show how well-organized and tidy you are, if you are vegetarian or vegan, and speak about your lifestyle in general. It seems inaccurate to judge people based on the contents of their fridge, but when you look through the list and spot the little details, you can kind of guess to whom they might belong. The biggest fridge packed with all sorts of pre-cooked meals belongs to a grandma, a secret compartment with chocolate probably prepared to spoil grandchildren belongs to an elderly German couple, a minimalist man with long hair has a fridge full of broccoli and other goods, a young couple from busy Paris has barely anything inside. If you are curious about what's inside other people's fridges, this ongoing series is right up your alley, but being able to see fridge owners in their usual environment makes this social experiment so much more interesting.

#4

London, United Kingdom, 2016

London, United Kingdom, 2016

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Wistre Vist
Community Member
3 months ago

Just living for that kimono queen in the middle..I'd want to live here

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#5

Paris, France, 2017

Paris, France, 2017

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Molly Block
Community Member
3 months ago

Clearly, he is a bachelor, haha.

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The project called “Show Me Your Fridge” is particularly important to the artist as she has become very invested in the global topics of food, modern trends of responsible handling, and waste.

According to Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, around one-third or 1.3 billion tons of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted every year. Food waste in households often occurs due to poor purchase and meal planning, excess buying, confusion over “best before” and “use by” labels, and poor storage. Consequently, any food losses add up to water, land, energy, labor, and capital resources, whereas extensive and needless production causes global warming and climate change. We can do better, starting with our own fridges!

#6

Paris, France, 2017

Paris, France, 2017

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Sofia Monteiro
Community Member
3 months ago

Potatoes in the fridge?

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#7

London, United Kingdom, 2016

London, United Kingdom, 2016

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Not Proud British
Community Member
3 months ago

Is the towel in the fridge some kind of neat tip or trick I haven't heard of yet?

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If you like this idea, you can also check what’s inside people’s wallets, ladies’ handbags, and even vehicles of various emergency services!

#8

Cape Town, South Africa, 2016

Cape Town, South Africa, 2016

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LittleMissLotus
Community Member
3 months ago

I love how neat this one is

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#9

Cape Town, South Africa, 2016

Cape Town, South Africa, 2016

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Rissie
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

This is a very expensive fridge and by expensive I mean it's so old it is probably at least a new fridge a year in electricity.

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
3 months ago

But it's pretty and aqua inside..

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B.k
Community Member
3 months ago

a clean would do wonders ...

Scratch
Community Member
3 months ago

A clean? It's 300 years old.

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Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
3 months ago

That freezer compartment is past due for a defrosting! I remember these old fridges—-bet there’s a drip pan underneath it too. Have to be sure to empty that daily or every other day—-if that water stands too long, not only will the pan overflow, but the water itself can develop what we used to call “ghosties”, basically stinky slimy cloudy globs. It only takes neglecting it once to learn to empty it regularly. Yuck.

HempFairy
Community Member
3 months ago

Love the color! Gives it a Wes Anderson vibe.

Dana Grunwald
Community Member
3 months ago

Kitties!!💓

Wolfstar
Community Member
3 months ago

#kitties

Mainecoonsandhuskies
Community Member
3 months ago

The cats tho

Woets
Community Member
3 months ago

I suggest to defrost the fridge sometime soon.

Alyssa Fry
Community Member
3 months ago

So many CATS! My favorite

Susie
Community Member
3 months ago

K I T T I E S

Leslye Joseph
Community Member
3 months ago

Ughhhh, clean it

LittleMissLotus
Community Member
3 months ago

I love the color of their fridge!

Molly Block
Community Member
3 months ago

So many people always looking so dissatisfied about something........why?

Mama Panda
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow that is an old fridge! I haven't seen one like that since my grandma's at her house back in 1990s.

Monty Is Fiennes
Community Member
3 months ago

mmmmm.....the glass with the spoon in it.....

Kylo Wren (Wren St. Germain)
Community Member
3 months ago

CATS!!!! BLACK CATS!!! Squeeeeeeee ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ 😍😍😍

ispeak catanese
Community Member
3 months ago

That eggplant looks about as old as that fridge

Benjamin Mazzola
Community Member
3 months ago

I just want the kittys

Robin Syr
Community Member
3 months ago

I like the way that they are so carefully staged in such an uncluttered environment. it looks like they had fun as a family putting that together. I think the refrigerator is awesome! I have a vintage hand mixer exactly the same color!

chi-wei shen
Community Member
3 months ago

I would like to suggest to replace this fridge with a modern, more energy efficient model.

Lisa Chambers
Community Member
3 months ago

They need to make fridges this color inside. It is calming.

Dale Overturf
Community Member
3 months ago

I use to have a mini fridge with a freezer full of ice just like that!

Anne Rouffignac
Community Member
3 months ago

Ugh, it's a lovely fridge but it's filthy!

Colleen Garland
Community Member
3 months ago

I like the fridge but like Rissie said, It's gonna cost you.

Alexander Winnig
Community Member
3 months ago

I really need to know what kind of kinky orgies are happening on this sofa and I want to join

Alexander Winnig
Community Member
3 months ago

f

Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
3 months ago

Needs some serious defrosting! Actually, just put it at the kerb and get a new, efficient one...

Jo Choto
Community Member
3 months ago

It is definitely time for a new fridge.

Nia Loves Art
Community Member
3 months ago

They don’t look happy about it.

Lea Springstead
Community Member
3 months ago

Finally, a fridge with something splattered on it.

Brandy Grote
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Defrost that thang. Or toss it and get a real one...

Peter Kelly
Community Member
3 months ago

Spoon...??????!!!!

Liz the Wanderer
Community Member
3 months ago

Carrot people! 🥕

shemeowsalot
Community Member
3 months ago

That's one pretty fridge

Maureen Loyacono
Community Member
3 months ago

Something is not "healthy" about this refrigerator. It's contents are peculiar to me. Their shoes indicate to me they are not poor but something is "off" about the whole setting. THREE cats in an apt.?

Kylo Wren (Wren St. Germain)
Community Member
3 months ago

I had 4 in an apartment once. It's really not that weird. THIRTY cats, now that would be weird. But 3? Normal.

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politecat 42
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Bloody hipsters. "Oh yeah isn't our 1960s fridge so cool. Isn't thrifting awesome ha ha we're doing our part could you believe someone would have thrown this out... aren't we just Jesus for upcycling..." Its causing a massive carbon footprint with all the electric itll be wasting and it's rusted out to fuck. The metal would be better off recycled. I bet the middle pastel haired trainers with a dress SJW is behind it and the guy thinks its secretly stupid and the other sensible looking woman just doesn't care

Karin Gibson
Community Member
3 months ago

That fridge is very old and needs a defrost for the freezer section.

Andrew Gibb
Community Member
3 months ago

Built when fridges were made to last.

T Simmons
Community Member
3 months ago

i mean...clean it, then photograph it...

Chusni Chetanwa
Community Member
3 months ago

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can't even buy proper fridge. chuttads

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#10

Istanbul, Turkey, 2013

Istanbul, Turkey, 2013

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HempFairy
Community Member
3 months ago

I like how almost every item on the left side is either yellow, pink or red.

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#11

Paris, France, 2017

Paris, France, 2017

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Kady Maree Mcgrath
Community Member
3 months ago

BROCCOLI

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#12

Berlin, Germany, 2018

Berlin, Germany, 2018

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Petra Pan
Community Member
3 months ago

Beautiful family. :)

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#13

Berlin, Germany, 2018

Berlin, Germany, 2018

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Kady Maree Mcgrath
Community Member
3 months ago

But dat moustache be on flek (idk how to spell it but you get what I mean)

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#14

Paris, France, 2017

Paris, France, 2017

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Maryam Siddiqui
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

wow, that's a very ahem minimalistic fridge

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