KBB Collective | The Designers' Corner

Mar 19 2010

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Smart pebble


So much water gets wasted in the shower every year, and many times it happens inadvertently. That is where a product like this one comes in handy. The Waterpebble is a clever device that monitors water going down the plug hole when you shower. How it works: It memorizes the time you take on your first shower with it, and then it uses that time as the benchmark for future showers. Through a series of flashing “traffic lights” (red for “too much,” yellow for “just enough” and green for “well done—you are saving the planet”) the Waterpebble encourages you to use less water each time you shower.

Paul Priestman, the creator of the Waterpebble, says his design inspiration came from a hotel bathroom sign that read “Please use water sparingly,” and he started developing the concept on his return home.

What makes this different from other timing devices is that it is based on your own shower preferences, rather than dictating what that should be. Just don’t cheat and take a long shower for the first one! You can also reset it anytime you want.

The Waterpebble has also been designed to be fully recyclable.

Water Conservation

Thank you, Jon Kaufmann, for showing me this device.

Michelle Kaufmann

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  1.  Amy : Body and Bath Products |

    This is a fun idea. I wonder if my teenage daughter would go along with using it. I guess it’s all in the approach, huh? Anyhow, good product.