Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the most wasteful of them all?

If Jin Kim’s design concept, Earth Mirror, ever comes to fruition the answer to this riddle could be quite blatant ... truly in your face.

The Earth Mirror is a mirror/water monitoring gizmo that attaches to your bathroom sink. An array of LED colored lights installed in the rim of the mirror display the amount of water you use on a daily, monthly, and yearly basis. Since the mirror truly sees all, you can configure the system to limit the water coming through the tap when you reach a certain usage point. And to really drive the water conservation message home, there are LED icons of animals-and-people-in peril embedded into the mirror.

Check out the renderings of the Earth Mirror below to get a better grasp of how it works. I’m thinking the whole thing is a bit over-the-top — and do we really need another battery-operated/plug-in gizmo? — but I do like the engaging nature of it. I suppose sometimes it takes a bit more than an internal, nagging voice to really put proactive water conservation efforts at home into top gear. What do you think? 

For currently available, eco-friendly mirrors sans electronic water monitoring systems, check out this post from back in July. 
Via [Yanko Design]

Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.

Big brother is washing you
The Earth Mirror isn't your ordinary, pedestrian bathroom mirror ... it keeps tabs on your water usage and induces guilt when need be.