Posts Tagged ‘water’

What our cheap clothes really mean

Monday, November 11th, 2013

The Greenpeace video below contains some pretty disturbing images, including villagers subsistence fishing near the toxic outflow of the factories making our clothes.

Because I work in textiles but on the vintage/green side, I’m painfully aware of the problem of the industry’s toxicity. The effort to find textiles that are not toxic to the environment and are not made with child or proto-slave labour often seems almost futile.

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Waterfall

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

It is hard not to view this frozen waterfall as an artwork, but it only functions as art inadvertently. Its effect is quietly visceral, though, a response I don’t have to art often enough. The last resident in this building in China, holding out against expropriation by developers, makes a DIY drip system for preventing his pipes from freezing after owners shut off the heating system.  

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Aquaovo water filters from Quebec

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Aquaovo‘s Ovopur is a Quebec-designed water filter that won an Interior Design Magazine’s Best of Year Award in 2009. Apart from the oddity of water pouring out of an egg, especially a black one, it seems interesting. I became interested in water filter/coolers after being reminded of the traditional Indian water cooler, the matka, by a post on Indian By Design.

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