By Dian Hasan | October 17, 2009
We all know that rain is probably the best source of water anywhere it falls, which is virtually across the globe. In the realm of urban life – rain water can be used to water plants and wash the car. Trouble is, capturing rain water has always been a mundane task, involving utensils and gadgets that were very utilitarian and never aesthetic. So it’s nice to see that an idea that comes from the Netherlands, which is well-known for its rainy days, strives to solve this problem with a cool-looking device that looks like a pregnant water pipe.
Dutch Designer Bas van der Veer‘s “A Drop of Water” is a “a rain barrel that makes saving water really easy by providing a watering can that is automatically filled when it rains. This way, the user doesn’t have to fill the can with our precious tap water, but uses ‘free’ rainwater instead to water the garden.”
Inspiration: Tree Hugger