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Truck-A-Float, a Hotel in Rockaway
by Jenny Miller While the end of summer is nearing in the Northern Hemisphere, there's still time to squeeze in a few more beach weekends. For a delightful overnight in Rockaway, Queens, there is a brand new kind of hotel called Truck-A-Float—a...
CULTURE
Edward Burtynsky: Water
The importance of water in our lives and the development of civilization cannot be overstated. In his new series "Water," prolific large-format photographer Edward Burtynsky explores the ways in which industry and people shape it in the natural environment...
DESIGN
WaterBean Filter
While there are a plethora of water filtration containers on the market, from the popular Bobble to the elegant Nava by Kor or Eau Good, WaterBean proposes to do the same, without the bottle. On a fishing trip with his family, UK-born, Japan-based...
FOOD-DRINK
Nava by Kor
In follow up to the "perfect spout" built into their Vida water bottle, today California-based Kor released Nava, a new bottle that combines their signature mouth-friendly top with a slim filter built into the center of the bottle. Constructed from...
STYLE
Fred Shirts
A water brand unlike any other, Fred has stood on store shelves for some six years now, setting itself apart with an unconventional flask-like shape and a rather counterintuitive message—reuse. Unlike most brands that encourage consumption...
FOOD-DRINK
Soma
We're always intrigued when we hear of someone trying to apply good, thoughtful design concepts to a seemingly commonplace product. Launching on Kickstarter today, Soma is a new company out of San Francisco doing just that with a water-filtering...
CULTURE
Swimming Studies
As an artist, Leanne Shapton writes as if she's painting words across a page, uncovering memories and emotions in sentences like brushstrokes. As a swimmer, she tells stories with the cadence of fluid, mesmerizing laps through a clear blue pool...
FOOD-DRINK
Reyka Vodka
Only a handful of components are necessary for making Reyka vodka: a grain spirit made from quality wheat and barley, water, geothermal energy, lava rock filtration and a custom-crafted, copper Carter-Head still. The incredibly smooth spirit is the...
DESIGN
The Water Tank Project
With less than 1% of all fresh water on Earth safe for human consumption—a number that works out to around 200,000 km3 of water—the truth about the world's available supply is frightening. To draw attention to the urgency of water conservation...
DESIGN
Eau Good
From design powerhouse Black + Blum comes a stellar new alternative to wasteful disposable water bottles. Eau Good uses Binchō-tan, a traditional Japanese charcoal, to naturally filter tap water over the course of six hours. The plastic bottle...
DESIGN
CellBag
Cellbag is a quirky new snack-and-water carrier for day-trippers looking for on-the-go sustenance. Created by designer Mathieu Lehanneur and Professor David Edwards for ArtScience Labs, the adorable futuristic design can be slung over the shoulder...
FOOD-DRINK
Bobble Jug
Following up on the success of the award-winning bobble, the reusable bottle that filters water as you drink from it, the brand's makers have launched the bobble jug. An innovative—and long overdue—update on the usual household water...
DESIGN
Three Ways to Conserve Water
Turning off the water while brushing your teeth is a fine start to addressing the challenges we face when it comes to the increasingly problematic resource. But to cope with what some scientists claim will be the biggest global concern in coming years...
STYLE
Jojo
Jojo, an altruistic Belgian shoe brand, picks up where philanthropic companies like Toms leave off. Designed to look like a bandaged foot, for every pair of Jojo shoes purchased, they plant one tree or provide one person with a year of clean drinking...
TRAVEL
Bora Bora Ocean Activities
While Bora Bora might be the obvious choice for honeymooners seeking a romantic getaway, adventure-seekers the world over flock to the island for year-round activities. Beyond offering a wealth of deepwater sight-seeing for any seasoned scuba...
FOOD-DRINK
Three New Beverages
For bored palates, finding a delicious new drink with all the health benefits you want can be a tricky task. When plain water just isn't cutting it and you've had all the pomegranate juice you can drink, give one of these a try. Blk Water Some things...
DESIGN
Kor Vida
Kor has been producing quality reusable water bottles since their inception in 2008. With forward-thinking design, they excel at creating functional H20 portage and are committed to changing the habits of the Dasani-swilling masses, The release of...
DESIGN
Alex
The first product from Nice Reusables, a new company devoted to the idea that sustainability should be simple, the Alex Bottle is an easy-to-clean water bottle. Alex stands for "Always Live Extraordinarily"—a statement that may seem extreme...
DESIGN
Le Pumpkin
Reliable access to filtered water is one of the biggest problems facing the developing world today. A solution with a twist, Le Pumpkin focuses on both filtering and transporting water in an easy manner. The concept comes out of David Edwards' (the...
FOOD-DRINK
Skweet Sport Bottle Wash
As global awareness of the benefits of choosing reusable water bottles, a little education on the best way to clean them is in order. Dishwasher heat releases harmful chemicals in some plastics (not to mention melts some of them), and washing by...
STYLE
Ask CIS Sailing Jacket
After spending a rainy day on a boat watching the rigorous Volvo Ocean Race with team outfitter Helly Hansen, it was clear to me that the nautical clothiers know a thing or two about sailing. While they make highly-technical gear like their Ocean...
DESIGN
Henry
Waterworks' latest range of bath and kitchen fittings, "Henry," lends a polished look to early 20th-century utilitarian inspiration. Referencing the drawing boards of Walter Gropius, Eero Saarinen and Constantin Brancusi, the streamlined curves of...
DESIGN
Reflect
A simple idea easing a regular task, the new Reflect showerhead streams water from the attached mirror for a fog-free shave. Reflect initially debuted in New York at ICFF, but I got the chance to check it out up close recently at Dwell on Design...
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