Seriously, who knew that the lonely faucet had so many new ways to operate? If you don’t believe me, search for “faucet” on Yanko Design, (or just click that link). At the time of this writing, there’s 13 pages worth. Sure, some of them are stupid crazy things, but some are actually pretty neat.
This swirling pattern faucet is what first sparked my interest.
It is neat, and it probably is less harsh on your hands, but I don’t know 2 things. 1 – how much water it will actually save. There’s the paradox of you’re using less of something, but that something is so cheap now that you’ll end up using more of it anyway. In this case, the price of the water hasn’t changed, but the delivery method is so neat that people will watch it more then usual. And secondly, as someone on imgur pointed out, calcium deposits.
Next on the list is this strange one that directs a waterfall upwards.
How it’s expected to get this perfect curve I’ll never understand. Anyone who’s played with a hose will know that that stream will work for about 2 seconds, then fall apart and mess everything up. The creators think the water fountain like design will make it easier to brush your teeth, I think that’s quite an edge case. But hey, it’s a free concept!
The Ring Faucet though is my favorite:
I could conceive of this faucet in a bathroom at my house. Provided I had a wife that would allow it, or a workshop where I could tinker with things that is. While I don’t share all of the sentimental things that the designer does, I do think that the ring of water falling down is quite cool. Like most humans, I could watch moving water for hours on end, so I think this might end up needing to go into the guest bathroom where I won’t see it often enough to waste the water.
I totally could put this on the wall and get looks from people though. What are you supposed to put in that hole?