Savor your water. Savor your day

Ping and I set up the Ripplemaker Foundation to make a difference through entrepreneurship, community regeneration and circular economy innovation. This is our first experiment, putting the bottles of our beloved Antipodes water, which is already certified as carbon neutral, into the glass circular economy. Thanks to the help of Ting-An Wu of Spring Pool Glass, we turn these beautiful bottles into tumblers which can also be used as storage jars for seeds and spices.  

 

Enjoy this amazing mineral water from 327m beneath the earth’s surface with the handpicked roselle grown organically in our Nonzero Farm by the Pacific Ocean on the foothills of Dulan Mountain.

 

Since coming to Taiwan, a society with very high green-consciousness, I begin to notice how much waste we create, especially in the gifting rituals. The gifts must be beautifully boxed and wrapped with multiple layers of protection inside. This became a design challenge for us.

1. The beautiful white box carries a very subtle “savor your water savor your day” message, that’s it. No logos, no other visual branding wordings on it. The box is meant to be re-use, a place to store the postcards and thank-you notes.

2. The roselle from our Nonzero farm was handpicked by the farmer, choosing the most beautiful blooms and dried in an upright position to maintain its shape. We purposely not wrapped the roselle in individual wrapper, to minimise the use of plastics.

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3. The glasses come with a lid so they can be used as storage jars for spices. For me, I will use them to store the seeds I collected. Seeds are a source of life!

漣漪人基金會一直都很關注青年創業、地方創生及循環經濟等議題,希望基金會可以創造出小小的漣漪。最近,我們看到一個很棒的機會。

愛上紐西蘭Antipodes礦泉水是因為玻璃瓶子很漂亮,後來發現它是世界第一也是唯一得到碳中和認證的冠軍水。 喝完水後的空玻璃瓶,如何賦予它們新的價值?這是我們一直在思考的議題。謝謝春池玻璃的吳廷安,幫助我們把Antipodes礦泉水的玻璃瓶再製造成可重覆使用的杯子和可收納種子和香料的器皿。

杯子裡是我們非零農場(Nonzero Farm)有機種植的洛神花。用特別豎立烘乾法,讓它乾燥後仍保持原來的花樣,整朵花在杯中不但依舊是一朵美麗的洛神花,而且可以用Antipodes礦泉水泡製洛神花氣泡飲料。

美與實用,“美”一直是我們的第一選擇。 :)

記得不要把空瓶子丟掉,可用來插花!

 

 

Bird’s Nest Fungi 鳥巢菌

It has been raining the past couple of days. Perhaps it’s the dampness. I noticed these strange cups, like tiny nests of eggs, on the vegetable patch. For someone who suffers from trypophobia, an aversion to the sight of clusters of small holes or bumps, their sighting gave me instant goosebumps.

The Nidulariaceae are a family of fungi, commonly called bird’s nest fungi. The black seeds are not actually seeds but eggs containing spores.

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一窩窩小鳥巢,裡面裝滿黑色的蛋。這些蛋,其實是一種真菌——鳥巢菌(Nidulariaceae)的子實體(繁衍器官,相當於蛋),而整個「巢」,便是一個完整的真菌。

這一個個的「巢」,其實和我們平時吃的那一朵朵香菇,在概念上,是同一類的東西。

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源天然池上米

我們兩年前開始種黑米。第一次我要黑米,農友幫我們種的是紫米(糯米)。他們說紫米就是黑米。第二年種的據說是黑秈米苗,好不容易才找到。今年剛好碰到源天然池上米的老闆羅永昌和太太Ashley,他們就是推廣黑米的農友專家。我們今年可以種真正的黑米了。

他們自己的農田在池上的山上,灌溉的是山泉水。據說這種土最適合種稻子。裂開的縫隙讓上層的泥土掉下去,養分一直被循環。金屬的分水口,第一次看到。我們海岸線的都是水泥的。

Edible garden

The carrots look great, still in the baby stage though. Lots of lettuce this year, another salad day!

Bye bye wall

This was supposed to be a temporary wall to provide some privacy from the construction site next door. It lasted three years and withstood the battering of numerous typhoons during these three years.

It’s a work of art, the symmetry design of the support system.

This is the new wall!

Mirror beach is back

The sandy beach is back, partially anyway. The northern part is back but the southern part is still covered in rocks. The beach has been covered in rocks for almost two years, since the last typhoon shifted the terrain.

Upon seeing the beautiful sandy stretch, he took off his clothes and started running on the beach, naked! http://thirdlifeindulan.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/img_3560.movhttp://thirdlifeindulan.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/img_3533.mov