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Spiky Shower Curtains Kicks You Out After 4 Minutes To Save Water
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Interior Design, Product Design7 years ago

Spiky Shower Curtains Kicks You Out After 4 Minutes To Save Water

Textile-based installation artist and educator Elisabeth Buecher has invented a clever way to conserve water. Titled “My Shower is a Green Warrior,” Buecher’s shower curtain turns spiky after four minutes of bathing, “taking over the space and discouraging long water-wasting showers.”

“These curtains are not really for marketing but aim at provoking a debate around water issues,” Buecher told Mochi. “If you don’t want to get trapped you have to get out before it does and stop damaging the environment.”

The curtains fill with air, and the project is only a concept. They were displayed at the 2009 Milan Furniture Fair.

More info: elisabethbuecher.com (h/t: inhabitat)

You can shower normally for 4 minutes

But don’t idle…

Because after four minutes the spikes suddenly inflate!

You’re forced out of the shower

Water is saved and mother nature is happy!

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MayaAladdin
Community Member
7 years ago

Well.. You can shower for 4 minutes if you have hair like that (Silky and extremely short) Women with long curly hair would need at least 20 minutes to take a shower (says a woman with long curly hair)

LisaACook
Community Member
7 years ago

that's exactly what i was thinking ... and it'd be a pain to keep that thing clean esp if you have well water

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MaryseMeunier
Community Member
7 years ago

And what energy is used to push in the air inflating this thing? Hope it's green...

HavenWang
Community Member
7 years ago

Mother nature's wrath

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JeffBehn
Community Member
7 years ago

Did no one actually READ the article? They aren't for marketing. They're an art project designed to initiate a discussion on water usage.

IreneRussak
Community Member
7 years ago

I did and I'm also like ppl wtf are you talking about:D

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mtomto
Community Member
7 years ago

Seems a smart idea but not usable! Who wants something as freak as this in his/her bathroom?

LeePeele
Community Member
7 years ago

I do!

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ShaunHendren-McMillan
Community Member
7 years ago

And all these commenters missed the point. As stated it's not actually for use but more aimed at sparking a discussion and debate around WATER CONSERVATION

IsaacDrum
Community Member
7 years ago

Please continue your conservation efforts, it allows people like myself to be able to consume more.

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ElizabethKingsley
Community Member
7 years ago

how are we suppost to shave everything and bath in 4 min?

MichelleMironenko
Community Member
7 years ago

Where can I buy one?

AudraAshtonBulut
Community Member
7 years ago

I might have to design a shower/bath system like a spa to have my toasty warm showers. Yes, with long hair have to wash my hair every 3 to 4 days when its not in braids. Cool Idea though!

DwiPurwanti
Community Member
7 years ago

I can't use this shower curtain. Oh my god. How can we wash ourselves properly in 4 mins? I can't do that.

JosephCrouse
Community Member
7 years ago

I am no longer in the army I do not need to take a 4 minute shower.

H4unt3dF0r3sts
Community Member
4 years ago

Thank you for your service!!

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RadimDoležílek
Community Member
7 years ago

Stupid nonsense. Those spikes are not nice, they are disturbing, they will be very soon dirty and will be hard to clean them out. If you want to chuck the people out from bath after 4 minutes using why it automatically does not stop warm water? 99% of people will be out in a second. Somebody is thinking with his ass again....

AditSaxena
Community Member
7 years ago

As mentioned in description and one comment, “These curtains are not really for marketing but aim at provoking a debate around water issues.."

AndyFrederick
Community Member
7 years ago

They had a better water-saving idea staring them right in the face, and they completely missed it: after four minutes, a guy bursts into your shower and starts taking photos.

AryaRaven
Community Member
7 years ago

The idea is sound but not the application. I need 20 minutes to do everything in the shower, shave, wash, hair, everything takes about 15-20 minutes. I like to believe the spikes would just amuse me, though.

stephenroshy
Community Member
7 years ago

just dont go in the shower in the first place.

JakartaGorden.com
Community Member
3 years ago

i dont get it, how bout u

H4unt3dF0r3sts
Community Member
4 years ago

I found this on a tumblr post that got uploaded on pinterest, and honestly, I can't believe I actually looked this up. And being here feels like what I would imagine a frozen piece of internet, untouched for 2 years. If anyone finds this comment, the year is 2017. It is the 17th of December, and in my time zone it is 5:29 pm. Obviously this post was made in 2015, before so many things have gone wrong. Politics have been turned into a war zone. Stupidity is a common thing now, so please, save yourselves.

Rèm May
Community Member
6 years ago

Good! 27-573d3d11d880d.jpg 27-573d3d11d880d.jpg

achme
Community Member
6 years ago

brilliant . . . . .

TheWheatleyCore
Community Member
7 years ago

Yeah, right. I need AT LEAST an hour for mine.

MPine
Community Member
7 years ago

yes. Just shower for 4 minutes. Not need to go all medievil with spikes!

MelissaBartman-Berenguer
Community Member
7 years ago

20 minuts usualy how long i take depending if i like the watter it might take like 30-40 minuts

KamalMurr
Community Member
7 years ago

extra

NicoleWebster
Community Member
7 years ago

Very useful to teach people who take long showers how to limit their time.

AprilLambert
Community Member
7 years ago

The idea is great an all but seems like it could not only make showers really stressful but make them kind of dangerous... catch you off guard and cause you to slip and fall... *shrug* maybe just set a timer lol...

JimBennett
Community Member
7 years ago

Why is she wearing her knickers in the shower?

DmitriKhitrovo
Community Member
7 years ago

All the wrong camera angles

ChrisEberhart
Community Member
7 years ago

And obviously these inflatable spikes are made out of plastic!!! How about just being a conscious, disciplined human being that does not need silly gimmicks to do something as simple as taking a shower?

ChrisEberhart
Community Member
7 years ago

And these inflatable spikes are clearly made out of plastic. How about this one: Be a disciplined, conscious human being that does not need silly gimmicks to do something as simple as taking a shower!

KarungiDaphne
Community Member
7 years ago

until someone's eye is poked

KarungiDaphne
Community Member
7 years ago

until someone's eye gets poked

Iam“YourBuddy”Didi
Community Member
7 years ago

But most of the drinking water waste does not come from long showers (it adds to it, sure, and bathers even more).. Most of the water reserves goes to agriculture, so it's the wasted food, and excessive meat consumption that take the biggest part of the problem. But sure, it wouldn't hurt to shower less and/or take shorter showers (no one needs 20 min of non stop water running, even with long hair, it just takes improved shower routines).

AnnaliesaRedfield
Community Member
7 years ago

this is obviously a design student's thesis project. much like those coffee cups with the handle on sideways, its a design project.

TeleriNyfain
Community Member
7 years ago

Screw that... My hair is to my waist.

captaingrumpy
Community Member
7 years ago

It would need more energy for the pump , and the gauges etc etc.

GlendaPeterson
Community Member
7 years ago

that curtain would be coming down fast lol

KathiMcCallum
Community Member
7 years ago

silly

WesleyJillson
Community Member
7 years ago

Who wears underwear in the shower?

NeNov
Community Member
7 years ago

impractical

Pemberton
Community Member
7 years ago

What if the user is kicked out without turning off the shower? You can't even go into the shower to stop the water flow.

AndreaCrilly
Community Member
7 years ago

no way in hell i can take a shower in four mins. it take that time to wash hair alone. i want to be fully clean. not just my hair.lol id cut the spikes if i seen it somewhere.

ClaraSandoval
Community Member
7 years ago

I love it!!!!!!!!! *_*

JessikaHodson
Community Member
7 years ago

Who showers in 4 minutes?! I cant even shave my legs in 4 minutes!

jadmur
Community Member
7 years ago

stop eating meat and you will save more water than from this

PatriciaOrtega
Community Member
7 years ago

Is it better to consume the electric energy needed to inflate those spikes better than the water? Or having that huge box in the toilet? how about just using one of this ( I already use it to brush my teeth) Or just count a couple songs if you listen to music...http://csimg.mercama...ina-manzana.jpg...such a useless invention...

Will0007
Community Member
7 years ago

How retarded.

MickySheehan
Community Member
7 years ago

As a male with an extremley large penis, I would like to make you fully aware of the timescale required to properly clean oneself.... The shaft - 20-22 mins. Starting from the base, working upwards. Excessive girth requires full clean and lotion. The End - 16mins. Tricky. Very sensitive and requires more attention than said shaft The Scrotum - 18mins. The complexity of the ball sack is hard to describe. Starting like an old mans neck and fast becoming a hippos eye on contact with water, this is the trickiest part. Add 31mins for shaving of said parts. There you go. This really does make a mockery of your "4 min shower" does it not. Micky

MayaAladdin
Community Member
7 years ago

Well.. You can shower for 4 minutes if you have hair like that (Silky and extremely short) Women with long curly hair would need at least 20 minutes to take a shower (says a woman with long curly hair)

LisaACook
Community Member
7 years ago

that's exactly what i was thinking ... and it'd be a pain to keep that thing clean esp if you have well water

Load More Replies...
MaryseMeunier
Community Member
7 years ago

And what energy is used to push in the air inflating this thing? Hope it's green...

HavenWang
Community Member
7 years ago

Mother nature's wrath

Load More Replies...
JeffBehn
Community Member
7 years ago

Did no one actually READ the article? They aren't for marketing. They're an art project designed to initiate a discussion on water usage.

IreneRussak
Community Member
7 years ago

I did and I'm also like ppl wtf are you talking about:D

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mtomto
Community Member
7 years ago

Seems a smart idea but not usable! Who wants something as freak as this in his/her bathroom?

LeePeele
Community Member
7 years ago

I do!

Load More Replies...
ShaunHendren-McMillan
Community Member
7 years ago

And all these commenters missed the point. As stated it's not actually for use but more aimed at sparking a discussion and debate around WATER CONSERVATION

IsaacDrum
Community Member
7 years ago

Please continue your conservation efforts, it allows people like myself to be able to consume more.

Load More Replies...
ElizabethKingsley
Community Member
7 years ago

how are we suppost to shave everything and bath in 4 min?

MichelleMironenko
Community Member
7 years ago

Where can I buy one?

AudraAshtonBulut
Community Member
7 years ago

I might have to design a shower/bath system like a spa to have my toasty warm showers. Yes, with long hair have to wash my hair every 3 to 4 days when its not in braids. Cool Idea though!

DwiPurwanti
Community Member
7 years ago

I can't use this shower curtain. Oh my god. How can we wash ourselves properly in 4 mins? I can't do that.

JosephCrouse
Community Member
7 years ago

I am no longer in the army I do not need to take a 4 minute shower.

H4unt3dF0r3sts
Community Member
4 years ago

Thank you for your service!!

Load More Replies...
RadimDoležílek
Community Member
7 years ago

Stupid nonsense. Those spikes are not nice, they are disturbing, they will be very soon dirty and will be hard to clean them out. If you want to chuck the people out from bath after 4 minutes using why it automatically does not stop warm water? 99% of people will be out in a second. Somebody is thinking with his ass again....

AditSaxena
Community Member
7 years ago

As mentioned in description and one comment, “These curtains are not really for marketing but aim at provoking a debate around water issues.."

AndyFrederick
Community Member
7 years ago

They had a better water-saving idea staring them right in the face, and they completely missed it: after four minutes, a guy bursts into your shower and starts taking photos.

AryaRaven
Community Member
7 years ago

The idea is sound but not the application. I need 20 minutes to do everything in the shower, shave, wash, hair, everything takes about 15-20 minutes. I like to believe the spikes would just amuse me, though.

stephenroshy
Community Member
7 years ago

just dont go in the shower in the first place.

JakartaGorden.com
Community Member
3 years ago

i dont get it, how bout u

H4unt3dF0r3sts
Community Member
4 years ago

I found this on a tumblr post that got uploaded on pinterest, and honestly, I can't believe I actually looked this up. And being here feels like what I would imagine a frozen piece of internet, untouched for 2 years. If anyone finds this comment, the year is 2017. It is the 17th of December, and in my time zone it is 5:29 pm. Obviously this post was made in 2015, before so many things have gone wrong. Politics have been turned into a war zone. Stupidity is a common thing now, so please, save yourselves.

Rèm May
Community Member
6 years ago

Good! 27-573d3d11d880d.jpg 27-573d3d11d880d.jpg

achme
Community Member
6 years ago

brilliant . . . . .

TheWheatleyCore
Community Member
7 years ago

Yeah, right. I need AT LEAST an hour for mine.

MPine
Community Member
7 years ago

yes. Just shower for 4 minutes. Not need to go all medievil with spikes!

MelissaBartman-Berenguer
Community Member
7 years ago

20 minuts usualy how long i take depending if i like the watter it might take like 30-40 minuts

KamalMurr
Community Member
7 years ago

extra

NicoleWebster
Community Member
7 years ago

Very useful to teach people who take long showers how to limit their time.

AprilLambert
Community Member
7 years ago

The idea is great an all but seems like it could not only make showers really stressful but make them kind of dangerous... catch you off guard and cause you to slip and fall... *shrug* maybe just set a timer lol...

JimBennett
Community Member
7 years ago

Why is she wearing her knickers in the shower?

DmitriKhitrovo
Community Member
7 years ago

All the wrong camera angles

ChrisEberhart
Community Member
7 years ago

And obviously these inflatable spikes are made out of plastic!!! How about just being a conscious, disciplined human being that does not need silly gimmicks to do something as simple as taking a shower?

ChrisEberhart
Community Member
7 years ago

And these inflatable spikes are clearly made out of plastic. How about this one: Be a disciplined, conscious human being that does not need silly gimmicks to do something as simple as taking a shower!

KarungiDaphne
Community Member
7 years ago

until someone's eye is poked

KarungiDaphne
Community Member
7 years ago

until someone's eye gets poked

Iam“YourBuddy”Didi
Community Member
7 years ago

But most of the drinking water waste does not come from long showers (it adds to it, sure, and bathers even more).. Most of the water reserves goes to agriculture, so it's the wasted food, and excessive meat consumption that take the biggest part of the problem. But sure, it wouldn't hurt to shower less and/or take shorter showers (no one needs 20 min of non stop water running, even with long hair, it just takes improved shower routines).

AnnaliesaRedfield
Community Member
7 years ago

this is obviously a design student's thesis project. much like those coffee cups with the handle on sideways, its a design project.

TeleriNyfain
Community Member
7 years ago

Screw that... My hair is to my waist.

captaingrumpy
Community Member
7 years ago

It would need more energy for the pump , and the gauges etc etc.

GlendaPeterson
Community Member
7 years ago

that curtain would be coming down fast lol

KathiMcCallum
Community Member
7 years ago

silly

WesleyJillson
Community Member
7 years ago

Who wears underwear in the shower?

NeNov
Community Member
7 years ago

impractical

Pemberton
Community Member
7 years ago

What if the user is kicked out without turning off the shower? You can't even go into the shower to stop the water flow.

AndreaCrilly
Community Member
7 years ago

no way in hell i can take a shower in four mins. it take that time to wash hair alone. i want to be fully clean. not just my hair.lol id cut the spikes if i seen it somewhere.

ClaraSandoval
Community Member
7 years ago

I love it!!!!!!!!! *_*

JessikaHodson
Community Member
7 years ago

Who showers in 4 minutes?! I cant even shave my legs in 4 minutes!

jadmur
Community Member
7 years ago

stop eating meat and you will save more water than from this

PatriciaOrtega
Community Member
7 years ago

Is it better to consume the electric energy needed to inflate those spikes better than the water? Or having that huge box in the toilet? how about just using one of this ( I already use it to brush my teeth) Or just count a couple songs if you listen to music...http://csimg.mercama...ina-manzana.jpg...such a useless invention...

Will0007
Community Member
7 years ago

How retarded.

MickySheehan
Community Member
7 years ago

As a male with an extremley large penis, I would like to make you fully aware of the timescale required to properly clean oneself.... The shaft - 20-22 mins. Starting from the base, working upwards. Excessive girth requires full clean and lotion. The End - 16mins. Tricky. Very sensitive and requires more attention than said shaft The Scrotum - 18mins. The complexity of the ball sack is hard to describe. Starting like an old mans neck and fast becoming a hippos eye on contact with water, this is the trickiest part. Add 31mins for shaving of said parts. There you go. This really does make a mockery of your "4 min shower" does it not. Micky

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