What with the flaming tap water and the ecological problems with bottled water, we're seriously thinking about investing in a water filter. But most countertop water systems are awfully ugly. Need something more in line with your design sensibilities? Take a look at these water filtration systems from Aquaovo. Aquaovo was started by a brother-sister team in Quebec who felt that if they created a filter that looks beautiful, something you'd want on your countertop, it would change the way you think about water. We're not sure if we entirely agree with that, but we don't have any qualms about saying these are the most beautiful water filters we've ever seen! We'd put this on our countertop for sure. And perhaps that would indeed motivate us to drink more water and value our water more.
We do prefer cooking with filtered water, too — and of course it's far better to use filtered water for tea and coffee.
But like other highly designed products, of course, this does come with a price tag. The systems cost somewhere in the range of $700, and although the creators go to some trouble to provide a detailed cost breakdown of the savings between this and bottled water, it is a little pricey.
What do you think? Would you put one of these on your countertop?
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