Lori Zimmer

Raindrop Mini Watering Can Collects Rain from Urban Balconies and Rooftops

by , 01/26/11

Raindrop Mini, Bas Van der veer, water conservation, urban gardening, green design, watering can, rain barrel, rain water

Rain barrels are a great way to reduce water use — but they’re not really convenient for those of us in smaller rental properties that have a shared rooftop or balcony which we call “outside.” Young designer Bas van der Veer kept this lack of space in mind when he created the Raindrop Mini – a streamlined rainwater collection system that plugs right into your storm drain, providing an easy way to utilize rain water in urban areas.

Raindrop Mini, Bas Van der veer, water conservation, urban gardening, green design, watering can, rain barrel, rain water

Resembling what IKEA might create if it designed a urinal, the Raindrop Mini fits onto balconies and small urban gardens. Rain is collected through a small drainage tube and fills up a sleek watering can, which fits snugly inside the receptacle and comes in a variety of candy colors.

The Raindrop can comes in two convenient sizes, so now city dwellers can conserve water and collect rain without requiring a yard to store a large barrel receptacle.

WHY THIS MATTERS:

Recycling rainwater is a simple and surefire way to reduce household water consumption. This brilliant system makes it easy for apartment dwellers to store and reuse rainwater in urban environments.

+ Studio Bas van der Veer

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