Jun Yasumoto's Phyto-Purification Bathroom is a conceptual system that turns your shower into a mini-ecosystem. The design is a clever take on the water-saving conundrum that relies on plants to do its dirty work.
Jun Yasumoto's Phyto-Purification Bathroom works kind of like a miniature river. Water from your shower travels to a series of rushes, reeds, hyacinths, and lemnas--all plants that are known to absorb bacteria, metals and other waterborne particles. A carbon filter captures any particles that remain, and the filtered water is then recycled back into the shower system for use.
Check out images of Jun Yasumoto's Phyto-Purification Bathroom in the gallery above, and see some more water-saving designs below.