Save Food From the Refrigerator is a conceptual and well-researched project, it's also Jihyun Ryou's thesis project from the famed Design Academy of Eindhoven. Have you ever thought about the fact that our fridge slowly kill our produce? In the era of no refrigeration, there have been tips in fruit and vegetable preservation. Jihyun Ryou combined this knowledge with her exquisite visual design sensibilities to create this beautiful design project to save food from your fridge.
你知道嗎? 蘋果產生大量的乙烯讓擺在一起的蔬果快速熟化, 但蘋果和馬鈴薯放在一起反而會幫助馬鈴薯不長芽。
Did you know? Apples emit so much ethylene gas that they make any produce around them ripen really quickly, but ethylene gas also stop potatoes from sprouting! Putting the two groups together is definitely a good idea.
Fresh eggs sink in water, a glass of water will help you identify the freshness of your egg.
蔬果盆下放一碗新鮮的水, 水在空氣中揮發後也保存了這些蔬果的溼度, 讓它們不會乾燥萎縮。
Putting a bowl of fresh water below the produce container creates a perfect humidity tray to stop the veggies from drying and shriveling up.
Root vegetables stored standing up in slightly moist sand last much longer than usual.
Rice kernels in spice jars would absorb the humidity in the air to help the spices stay fresh and dry.
雖然這個設計並不是店家中能購買的用品, 只是一個概念作品, Jihyun的本意也不是完全取代冰箱; 但這個作品督促所有人一次只購買家中所需要的蔬果份量, 高透明化的設計也讓大家能對還有多少存貨一目瞭然並持續觀察蔬果是否新鮮。最棒的是, Jihyun讓所有人都知道別忘了老祖母的知識, 也引發了一些好友分享他們保存食物的小偏方。
This is a conceptual idea and not a product sold in store. On top of this, Jihyun had no intention in asking people to abandon their refrigerators. Instead, this project is like a reminder for people to buy "just enough" of produce. The transparent nature of these containers allow people to gauge how much they have at home with just one glance and it makes continuous observation of the produce super simple. The best part is that Jihyun reminded all of us to not forget the knowledge from grandmothers, and she also inspired a bunch of friends to share their own preservation tips.