Photo Courtesy of Mathieu Lehanneur
Fish aquariums are nothing new, but we're willing to bet your aquarium full of bored goldfish doesn't double as a self-sustaining ecosystem. French designers Mathieu Lehanneur and Anthony van den Bossche created Local River to eliminate the barrier between people and their environment, bringing sustainable food production to living rooms everywhere. Aside from it being pretty cool looking, it's one fish tank you won't have to clean.
A home storage unit of sorts for fish and vegetables, Local River
was inspired by the Locavores who began popping up in San Francisco in 2005. Referred to as a group of "culinary adventurers who eat foods produced in a radius of 100 miles around their city," Locavores strive to minimize their impact on the world by staying away from food that is shipped. Lehanneur and Bossche predicted a future influence of this group and designed Local River to get a jump on things.