Never forget to water your plants again with the Green Power Monitor. This symbolic piece by Will Alusitz, discovered at RIT Metaproject02 during NY Design Week, reminds us not to take electricity and our environment for granted.
The Green Power Monitor is a special electrical outlet. It works by using water as the conductor that completes the flow of electricity. A plant sits on top. By watering the plant, you provide the water necessary to “power” your outlet. Forget to water the plant, and you risk waking up to an uncharged iphone!
I personally found Will’s belief behind his work to be one worth sharing. His ingenious use of water connects the relationship of the resources we use and where it comes from. I’ll admit – I had to go and turn off the lights I left on in my room as I was writing this piece.
It was great to see some student works at the NY Design Week. I like learning about student projects because they are creative and unbounded by corporate influence – pure to the designer’s intent. A praise to Rochester Institute of Technology’s Metaproject02 initiative as well: it really gives students the opportunity to showcase their products in the “Major Leagues” of Design.