Archive for February, 2009


Umbrella image of the week

February 27, 2009

This blog is amazing. It charts the progress of an art show for which every artist designs an umbrella of their choice. Here are two of my favourite pictures.



The latestbrella

February 27, 2009

Big lovely things happening in the world of umbrellas of late. First of all there is this innovation from local (well, studying over the Simpsons-like three-eyed fish waters of the Tamar in Plymouth) designer Becky Barber which generates electricity by using a recently developed material called Nanosolar when opened. This then powers a nifty little light.

Then there’s this baby to which Chris sent me a link. Yep, it’s a samurai style umbrella. That’s pretty much all the explanation you need.

and in my own little umbrella fantasy world I am pleased to say that materials are being gathered for my Nifty range of individually decorated umbrellas. Ribbons, check. Buttons, check. Waterproof fabric paints… not there yet. Any recommendations?


Umbrella DAY!

February 9, 2009

Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to announce that according to this source the 10th February is umbrella day. Yes, it is. 

Take your favourite brolly for a walk, send a friend a cheesy umbrella-themed e-card (see, it really is umbrella day), or better than all of that – buy an umbrella

Here are some more links about umbrella day: The Swcaffer Family Album, Idea Box and Dunloggin. None can explain who decided that it’s today or why. Please let me know if you have any idea. To celebrate the whole mysterious shebang here’s a great brolly love song (might get you in the mood for the weekend too).