When I first saw this image, I had a hard time figuring out what was really going on. Was the boat floating above water? Was it Photoshopped? Is this some kind of sorcery? After analyzing the image more, I've come to the conclusion that the water is just so clear that it makes the boat appear to be floating! We're not 100% sure where this magical place is, but according to one commenter on…
As a "fairly keen" gardener, Brian Valentine always had an interest in finding out what was going on in his backyard. Taken to early retirement, he bought a DSLR and a macro lens with the intention of pursuing macro photography as his full-time hobby. (For those of you who are not familiar with macro photography, it's close-up photography of very small subjects and it typically requires using a macro… Continue
Donate some change to give this thirsty man a drink! Chinese agency McCann HealthCare came up with up this clever charity box, which is part of a campaign to help build channels and reservoirs in the dry lands of Western China.
To celebrate their 5 Year Anniversary, Thinkspace Gallery is putting on the mother of all shows. One of the artists whose work they'll feature is none other than Linnea Strid. The internet went wild over Linnea's photorealistic oil paintings last year, as we discovered an artist who could… Continue
Imagine this: Your ship is sinking. You abandon ship with nothing but the clothes on your back, and you're thirsty, really thirsty. Lucky for you, you've arrived on-board the SeaKettle, a life raft that has the ability to desalinate salt water...
The process starts by pumping sea water up to a Gortex covered reservoir, where the water is subject to evaporation.… Continue
Wow..now if this isn't the sexiest sparkling water commercial ever! As the new spokeswoman for Perrier, Dita Von Teese strips down to her skivvies and then proceeds to pour bubblies all over herself. Watch out Kim Kardashian, there's a sexy, new spokeswoman in town.
If you want to see the full version, click… Continue
Created for bottled water brand H2O, New York-based architecture group Axis Mundi designed this retrofit facade on an office building in Barcelona that replicates rippled water. The facade, which mimics the undulating pattern found in waves, will be made of a polymer composite and suspended on a steel truss attached to the existing building.
Designer (and I assume coffee lover) Heo Jeong Im brings us the ever classy coffee on a stick. It's relatively simple too, pick your flavor dip it in some hot water, stir, sip and enjoy. You also get the added bonus of looking classy while getting your morning kick.
There's even a video demonstration, you know, incase the simple dip, stir, sip process was too complicated to completely comprehend. Check it out… Continue
Nobody uses Photoshop quite like photographer Jill Greenberg. Using a delicate balance of light, color, and contrast, Greenberg stuns us again with these beautiful images of synchronized swimmers, in a set titled "Under Water." I especially like how she adds a little twist to the series by having the swimmers wear high heels.…
Chances are that if you saw this water display on the street, you'd stand there mesmerized. This commercial for Water Solidarites uses AquaScript technology to deliver an ominous message. AquaScript works by utilizing magnet-valves which expel single drops of water on demand; proprietary software syncs the valves into a "freely definable bitmap-muster" which produces blocks of images with the falling liquid. Amazing! (Skip to :41 to start the… Continue
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Gasp Chances are you've never seen an artist who can paint like Linnea Strid. Her unbelievable water paintings are so realistic they make you want to reach out and feel the cool drops splash onto your skin. Representing everything from change, routines, life, salvation, death, and rebirth, water takes on different meanings depending on the context.
"The Story of Bottled Water, released on March 22, 2010 (World Water Day) employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap. Over five minutes, the film explores the bottled water industrys attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces. The… Continue
What a lovely design! If you've wanted to use a re-usable water bottle but hated the clunky design, here's something for you. 321 Water is a beautifully designed water bottle that has a unique plunger mechanism with a built-in filter so you can turn any tap water into filtered water. Not only will you help the environment, you'll have fresh, filtered water right at your… Continue
Reducing water pollution through bio-filtration, this whale-shaped floating garden is designed to drift through the rivers of the world while purifying water. Designed by Vincent Callebaut, Physalia is a self-sufficient ecosystem that generates all the power it needs from the sun. The roof of the Physalia is covered in solar cells, while hydro turbines under the…
Y water is bottled water. Simple? No. Other than looking really cool, every colour bottle contains a different kind of mineral. It'll give your body some help with your brain function (hehe), the immune system, the muscles and the bones.
The bottles are also toys.
"Y knots are thingys that make Y bottles stick together. They fit on the ends of the bottles so you can connect and… Continue
Imagine...The Polar caps have hemorrhaged enormous volumes of water and the world is submerged. Earth has become one gaping wound and we're living-/trying to survive, in the fall out era of the global warming effect.
About a week ago, Typhoon Ketsana (known in the Philippines as "Ondoy") made landfall, and according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), Ketsana dropped 455 mm (17.9 in) of rain on Metro Manila in a span of 24 hours on Saturday - the most in 42 years.
A month's worth of rainfall in a single day washed away… Continue
Designed in the shape of a water droplet, the Water Building Resort will be the first building ever to convert air into water, using solar power energy. A sunny, southerly facing facade made of photovoltaic glass will harness solar energy, allowing light to pass through. The northern facade will contain a ventilation system that will convert humid air and condensation…