Ooho is a blob-shaped vessel for water, like a bottle, that you can drink from like a small insect drinking from a droplet of water.
This marvel of biomimesis is made of a biodegradable combination of brown algae and calcium chloride.
Both substances are formed into a film that can hold drinkable water. The film can then be punctured to create a seam from which to drink.
Once the water is consumed, the film can be discarded with no risk to the environment or your health.
Biomimesis has to do with scale and how we decide to focus our perspectives on the world. How water forms could teach us how to design and manage our world. What is useful to an insect could be expanded to a size that would be useful to humans. There are whole worlds of design so small that we overlook them. But biomimesis will take these micro-principles and create human-sized tools from them.
PC: Fast Company