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15 bizarre green inventions

By: Laura Moss on Feb. 25, 2011, 10:35 a.m.
My shower curtain is a green warrior

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Green Warrior shower curtain

Elisabeth Buecher’s eco-themed shower curtains come with a strong green message: Turn off the water … or else. Buecher designed two inflatable curtains as part of her “My Shower Curtain is a Green Warrior” project: One slowly inflates, trapping you in plastic, and “Spiky” sends out inflatable spikes if you go over the time limit. These innovative and somewhat unsettling designs are part of the project’s goal to show how water overconsumption can be countered in what Buecher describes as a “disturbing or gorgeous way.”