The Umbrella Recollector Can Filter Rainwater for Drinking Purposes

 - Jul 4, 2010   Updated: Jul 26 2011
Argentine design studio Sinopsis has designed an umbrella called the 'Umbrella Recollector,' which is designed to collect and filter rainwater, thereby making it drinkable.

The Umbrella Recollector contains a cone-shaped collector at the top from where rainwater enters. The knob of the umbrella can be adjusted and screwed onto disposable bottles to collect water. Furthermore, the umbrella features a built-in purification system to ensure the water is safe to drink.

Implications - Now, I'm not exactly sure if the Umbrella Recollector is designed for people who don't use water bottles and live in rainy cities, but I'm floored at the concept. The power of modern technology is staggering, and the Umbrella Recollector belongs at the top of the list of 'things I fantasized about 'cause I thought they were funny but never thought they would come to fruition.'