Spiky Shower Curtain Kicks Out Water Wasters After 4 Minutes


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With a number of states running out of water due to drought, like California’s history-making drought, with 93.91 percent of the state in severe drought or worse, as well as states like Washington and Oregon, usually known as some of the wettest spots in the U.S., the Spiky Shower Curtain hopes to help change that.

Everybody is pointing fingers at everyone else, yet very few are acting. People continue to carelessly watering their gardens, while water bottling companies keep tapping into the resources of natural parks. Many continue to enjoy singing in the shower without care too, spending much longer time in there than necessary.

Textile-based installation artist and educator Elisabeth Buecher invented “Spiky,” as a clever way to help conserve water. Titled “My Shower is a Green Warrior,” the shower curtain turns spiky after four minutes in the water, “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 explained. “If you don’t want to get trapped you have to get out before it does and stop damaging the environment.”

The curtain is definitely mean, but as the designer says it best, it is a “design for pain and for our own good.”

While it may be a bit shocking and uncomfortable, water will be saved and perhaps Mother Nature will be happy again.

Would you buy one?