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Grow&Store

Cooling groceries with zero emission

A flower/vegetable pot; whose water can be used to refrigerate foods and drinks, with zero emission.

Role: research, industrial design 

Team: Yasemin Canik, Sinem Öz

Shortlisted in International Design Excellence Awards 2015

Side Project 
2015
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“Grow&store” offers users an experience in harmony with nature. It provides cooling for groceries by eliminating electricity use and also to allow growing organic produce by taking advantage of natural processes.

What if a vegetable pot can also be a natural cooler?

Storing spare food in balconies (in winter) or portable coolers are popular in some part of the world. On the other hand, rising trend of sustainable home planting promises us to a better, healthier future. We have inspired by these two research insights and concluded on a five-step scenario to solve five problems in one answer.

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How it works?
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Plant → Water → Grow → Store
Plant → Water → Grow → Store
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Enjoy growing your own groceries and storing them in the same pot naturally.
 

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Pour and plant ready to use soil and seeds inside the planting area.
 

Pour and plant ready to use soil and seeds inside the planting area.
 

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Place the fruit, vegetable and all other groceries inside the pot.
 

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Easily carry groceries to the kitchen by putting them on the back side of the lid.
 

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Either wash or serve groceries with the back side of the lid.
 

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Moisten the sand for cooling by waste water generated from washing.
 

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Easily carry groceries to the kitchen by putting them on the back side of the lid.
 

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Either wash or serve groceries with the back side of the lid.
 

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Moisten the sand for cooling by using the waste water from the washing.
 

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Besides produce, store other food such as meat for short periods.

Besides produce, store other food such as meat for short periods.

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Store either canned foods or bottles, even cans of beverages.
 

Store either canned foods or bottles, even cans of beverages.
 

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After growing, enjoy eating your own fresh groceries; store them if you want.

Energy Consumption Problems
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Fridges must always be plugged in to prevent spoilage.

Fridges must always be plugged in to prevent spoilage.

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Fridges use nearly 20% of total energy consumed by home appliances.

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Despite their energy use, people depend on fridges to keep foods unspoiled.

Sources of Inspiration
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Acknowledging the harm of processed food, people seek the health in nature.
 

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More consumers tend to grow their own fruit and vegetables in their homes.
 

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Since Ancient Egypt, pot-in-pot cooling has been used for natural cooling.
 

© 2017 Meriç Dağlı 
All rights reserved.

© 2017
Meriç Dağlı.

© 2017 Meriç Dağlı.
All rights reserved.