Awesome Rain

It’s Rain in Games, Part I

It’s Rain in Games, Part I

Feeling stressed or anxious? There’s nothing quite so calming as the sound of a rain shower. To help us unwind our minds, UK designer Jez Burrows put together a compilation of soothing rain sounds captured entirely from video games. Since this clip is titled “Part I,” we imagine a follow-up will appear at some point.

Could You Stop Rain with a Jump Rope?

Could You Stop Rain with a Jump Rope?

If you spun a jump rope fast enough, would it be possible to shield yourself from the rain? I did a thing wanted to know the answer, so he did some math and got to work building a terrifying-looking machine intending to spin a rope fast enough to stay dry under its arc.

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Making a Miniature Rain Garden

Making a Miniature Rain Garden

Model maker asu_green11 built this wonderful living diorama which replicates the look of a bamboo forest. In addition to its greenery, it features a pump and a water diffuser grid which produce rain for the miniature scene. It took several tries to get the rain just right, but the finished effect is delightful.

Rainworks Invisible Spray

Rainworks Invisible Spray

Spray Rainworks through a stencil onto concrete, and you’ll create street art that can only be seen when it rains. On dry days, it vanishes. Our favorite part of the product description: “Please note that Rainworks Invisible Spray will not make you invisible.”

Rain Shield

Rain Shield

Thanks to designers Lin Min Wei and Liu Li-Hsiang, we may soon be able to go on the defensive against downpours and sidewalk splashes with their Red Dot Award winning concept, the Rain Shield.

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