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Artist Creates Shower Curtain That Evicts You If You Stay Too Long

You best be clean in four minutes, or else...

Credit: Elisabeth

Credit: Elisabeth Buecher

Who doesn’t love a warm, sudsy session in the shower? To wake up in the early morning or to relax after a hard day’s work, it’s easy to get lost in the rejuvenating stream of water… But as everyone knows by now, taking long showers is a very wasteful habit detrimental to the environment.

For this reason, inspired artist Elisabeth Buecher created a shower curtain that evicts you when you take too long getting clean. The London-based designer made a curtain covered in spikes that inflate when it’s time to go dry off, and calls it a “design for pain and for our own good.” 

Credit: Elisabeth Buecher

Credit: Elisabeth Buecher

Credit: Elisabeth Buecher

Credit: Elisabeth Buecher

The ingenious spiky shower curtain is part of a line called “My Shower Curtain is a Green Warrior.” Each curtain has a feature that abruptly punishes the water waster for staying in too long.

Another design from the line is called “Trap,” and it inflates around the person showering after 4 minutes, trapping them in the shower. *shudder*

While the curtains are not for sale because of liability issues, they do inspire one to be more cautious about their water usage.

“These curtains are not really for marketing but aim at provoking a debate around water issues,” Buecher said. “If you don’t want to get trapped you have to get out before it does and stop damaging the environment.”

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