Saving Food from the Fridge


We’re loving this design by Korean eco-thinker Jihyun Ryou. He’s taken everyday knowledge and transformed it into simple designs for food storage. He calls this ‘Shaping Traditional Oral Knowledge’. We call it good common sense.

He says:

“Observing the food and therefore changing the notion of food preservation, we could find the answer to current situations such as the overuse of energy and food wastage. My design is a tool to implement that knowledge in a tangible way and slowly it changes the bigger picture of society. I believe that once people are given a tool that triggers their minds and requires a mental effort to use it, new traditions and new rituals can be introduced into our culture.”

Here’s his idea for playing on the relationship between apples and potatoes:

Apples emit a lot of ethylene gas. It has the effect of speeding up the ripening process of fruits and vegetables kept together with apples. When combined with potatoes, apples prevent them from sprouting.

Go see all his great shelf-load of design ideas here.