WaterBean Filter

The portable water purifier aims to decrease bottled water consumption with the help of crowd-funding

While there are a plethora of water filtration containers on the market, from the popular Bobble to the elegant Nava by Kor or Eau Good, WaterBean proposes to do the same, without the bottle. On a fishing trip with his family, UK-born, Japan-based Graeme Glen observed a small island of plastic water bottles floating in the water—inspiring the package-designing entrepreneur to create something to target …

Soma

A sleek and elegant carafe aims to change how we filter water

We’re always intrigued when we hear of someone trying to apply good, thoughtful design concepts to a seemingly commonplace product. Launching on Kickstarter today, Soma is a new company out of San Francisco doing just that with a water-filtering carafe. Taking a ground-up approach in terms of design, sustainability and functionality the Soma carafe aims to give Brita and other water pitcher producers a run …

Eau Good

Reusable water bottle incorporates traditional charcoal filtration

From design powerhouse Black + Blum comes a stellar new alternative to wasteful disposable water bottles. Eau Good uses Binchō-tan, a traditional Japanese charcoal, to naturally filter tap water over the course of six hours. The plastic bottle has a small indent to hold the charcoal in place while drinking, and a simple squeeze releases the piece for replacement. Held in place with a metal …