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Storm Cloud Downspout Makes its Own Tiny Rainstorm

by Paul Strauss
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You don’t usually see much creativity in the design of rain gutters and downspouts. They all pretty much look the same to me (when the bums in the alley aren’t stealing them for scrap metal). But here’s a cool design that adds a touch of whimsy to the bottom of a downspout, taking the deluge of water that pours out and turning it into a little storm of its own.

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I don’t really know much about it, other than that it’s awesome, was designed by Russian industrial designer Дмитрий Куляев, and probably isn’t going to be a product you can buy time soon – unless we can convince Art Lebedev studio to produce them. It seems like the type of thing that would be right up their alley, and they’re practically neighbors with the Russian designer anyhow. Here, I’ll even give them a Lebedev-esque name for it: Nimbostratus.

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Comments (3):

  1. Jason H says:

    Dumping all the water at the edge of your foundation kinda defeats the purpose of gutters and downspouts. You want to shoot the water as far away as possible. This little cloud will lead to flooded basements and foundation problems.

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