The design team at MastersDegree.net have produced these eye catching info-graphics depicting astonishing facts about ocean pollution and the impact it has on the food we consume, showing that by polluting our oceans we are in fact setting ourselves up to eat our own trash. This work demonstrates how design can be used to make complex information comprehensible and at the same time visually stimulating. View the entire graphic here.
5 / 07 / 12
Posted in DESIGN, FOOD, ISSUES, OCEAN
When Bernd and Hilla Becher set out to immortalise industrial architecture in the late 1950′s, water towers were one of their chosen targets. Their work aimed not only to draw attention on the beauty of their design, but also to highlight the need for preserving this heritage.
Several recent projects are bringing the water towers back into the spotlight.
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This image is taken from an imaginative film that visualizes the water footprint of a hamburger. Water balloons have been filled with the amount of water the meal takes to produce and cleverly arranged to form the graphic. Watch the film here.
14 / 06 / 12
Posted in DESIGN, FILM, WATER FOOTPRINT
Wonderwater celebrated the Open Doors Weekend of the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 with a dramatic installation of ice lanterns by leading Finnish designers to raise awareness of the water footprint in Helsinki’s Senate Square.
Jane was invited to talk about the future of water at the If Conference organised by Intelligence Squared. You can now view the talk online:
Wonderwater Café at Tian Hai, our first Wonderwater project, a pop-up event that took place in a traditional Chinese restaurant in Beijing about the water footprint of food, attracted a lot of attention during Beijing Design Week and was published internationally. See wonderwater.fi
Read about Wonderwater Café in Dezeen: http://tinyurl.com/bvsz2mg
We are now hatching plans for Wonderwater Cafés in 2012 and hunting for locations in London and Helsinki.
20 / 11 / 11
Posted in ALL, DESIGN, WATER FOOTPRINT
Here are the first images of the exhibition Surface Tension: The Future of Water at Science Gallery, Dublin co-curated by Jane Withers. We will be sharing more soon, so keep posted!
Surface Tension opened with the surreal sight of fish floating through the amazing Long Room Library at Trinity College
‘Single Shared Breath’ a video by Emma Critchley, mesmerised us at this year’s RCA show for the London Design Festival. Submerged underwater, a boy and a girl are caught, suspended in a kiss…
Among this year’s treasures at the Royal College of Art show for the London Design Festival, we were impressed by ‘Scale’ a project by Erik de Laurens who has found a way to use the unwanted fish scales, a by-product of the fishing industry, to make a plastic-like material.