Patrick Storey
Industrial Design and Technology BA
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Project Description

Making plant-based milk ourselves can be a mindful act. Many consumer products, including milk, are often seen as readily available without thought to their origins. By taking the time to create, we are reminded that it doesn’t just appear from ‘nowhere’ It involves labour, transportation, and emissions. While making your own milk doesn’t completely remove you from the consumer chain and its impacts, it does offer a greater sense of personal responsibility and connection to the products we use and their impacts on our land. Ohalo facilitates this mindful practice in the production of plant based milk through its uncomplicated design, which utilises fine micron steel filters, a stoneware vessel, and a stone pestle powered by human effort. This allows for a reduction in both the environmental impact of plant-based milk and the cost to the user.