Okay, so you stopped watering your lawn. You recycle water in the kitchen. Maybe you no longer wash your car. Now are you ready ...
Okay, so you . You in . Maybe you no longer . Now are you ready to take shorter showers? With this funky new shower curtain, you won’t have a choice.
The curtain is lined with soft spikes that inflate after four minutes of shower time, gently pushing you out of the shower.
Maybe a bit of both.
We reached out to Spiky’s inventor—French-born, London, U.K.-based artist —to find out more.
Sunset: We can’t help but wonder: Was the scary shower scene in Psycho your inspiration?Buecher: I do believe that it is very hard to do things that feel uncomfortable, even if it is for our own good (like saving water). We need a little help to force us to do it. I see my curtains like alarm clocks: You don’t want to get up in the morning, but you have to and the alarm clock helps you to do it. The spikes idea comes from a movie by Tim Burton where he was featuring a medieval torture instrument using metal spikes (Sleepy Hollow).
Sunset: So how exactly does it work?Buecher: The tap has a sensor and after four minutes of running water, the sensor triggers the inflation of the spikes via an air inflator.
Sunset: Where can we buy the curtains?Buecher: At the moment, it is not a commercial product but an educational art installation. I would love to develop it into a commercial product, but I would need to find a business partner.
Any takers? For now, we suggest putting that alarm clock to double use.