For all of you who've experienced storm in a teacup (or tempest in a teapot for us Yanks), you have John Lumbus' sympathy. The automata specialist has created a clever kinetic object out to mark your plight. Behold, Storm in a Tea Cup:Video clip after the jump:
Available Martin Smith and Nick Regan's art company Laikingland, in collaboration with Royal Delft and New English. (Be prepared to shell boucoup bucks for 'em - these tempests don't come cheap).
Here's an earlier version, developed by John while at Cabaret Mechanical Theater: