You don’t even need grade school science to know that water flows wherever gravity pulls it. But somehow when poured onto Arthur Carabott’s intriguing fountain, it instead sticks to impossibly perfect straight paths and corners on its way down.

Is it made from some extraterrestrial material science hasn’t classified yet? Nope, just a strategic use of Rust-Oleum’s NeverWet ultrahydrophobic coating on laser-cut acrylic sheets to direct where the water is able to flow. A clever trick, and a neat effect.

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