As we all know, today is Earth Day — the reason why DVICE has gone green this week. So, as you get yourselves ready for work/play this morning, and do your ablutions and, bouncy-castle enthusiasts aside, thank your lucky jim-jams that your shower curtain wasn't designed by Elisabeth Buecher.
Entitled My Shower Curtain Is A Green Warrior, Buecher's bathroom accessory is actually a work of art. Designed to be wrapped around you, it inflates slowly around you, forcing you to cut your time in the shower or face being trapped. The Frenchwoman, who is part of London-based textile collective Puff and Flock, refers to her work as "design of threat and punishment."
"An alarm clock is not what we can call a pleasurable object," she continues. "It is often even painful to be awoken by it. However it is a necessary object, which regulates our lives and the society. That's what I call the "design for pain and for our own good."