Raindrop Mini turns downspout into eco-friendly water collector

A compact way to modify downspouts for collecting water is now available, promising eco-friendly thirst quenching for apartment gardens. The Raindrop Mini by Studio Bas Van der Veer fits in-line with the drainpipe and channels rainwater into a removable jug; rather than demanding you accomodate a water-butt, water is collected into the watering can itself.

That saves space and also makes for a more ergonomic – and less messy – way of watering small gardens. No word on exact pricing, but according to the designers the Raindrop Mini system is available now in European gardening centers.

[via Core77]