Water Flora is a proposal for a contemporary drinking water fountain that pays homage to traditional materials and techniques of making reservoirs and cooling water. The design draws inspiration from nature and from the desert. The form is inspired by the Desert Hyacinth or the “Al Thanoon” as referred to in Arabic, a plant native to the Gulf Peninsula known to the natives for its medicinal benefits. The concept offers a playful twist on the traditional use of clay for cooling purposes. One can find references to this in various parts of the world. The natural properties of clay and its historic association with the notion of drinking or storing water was a primary driving motive in the development of the design concept.