Posts Tagged ‘children’

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Rugratbrella

May 21, 2008

Children’s umbrellas – are they cute or repulsive?

You see, I find the shape of this here fairy umbrella absolutely delightful, and the colours are pretty, and the pattern’s too small to see but seems attractive enough. The ears lend it a touch of Shreks appeal, and the handle is brilliant. So why do I look at it as a whole and cringe? I don’t have any offspring, but if I did would I want them toddling away before me beneath this multifeatured jumble of colour?

I suppose the ultimate choice is decided not what I like but what my child begs for day in, day out until I give up and spend my last hard-earned pennies on their every consumerist whim.

I think the pirate and the fireman umbrellas are the most fun. If I was 7 I think I’d prefer the pirate one to have a real gnarled old bastard of a pirate on it rather than a bestriped kiddy. But still, it has a big sword sticking out of it. And who knows what kids want? I’m 29.

I would like to make some children’s umbrellas but with all the regulations regarding small parts and chewable bits and age ranges and stuff it’ll probably be a while before I get on to that. When I do, they won’t be anywhere near as nice as all these. Well, that’s a depressing thought.

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Infantile infantbrella

May 20, 2008

Sorry, sorry, sorry, but the title of this book looks rude.

Doesn’t it?

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Umbrella Image of the Week

May 19, 2008

From John Robinson

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Dummybrella

May 15, 2008

I was thinking of putting this forward for next week’s stupid brolly, but I think I’m in love with it. Every time I look I can’t stop but giggle. It’s amazing! This blog says that the Asian porn market has started to adopt the UFO Caps for their films – something about cleaning up. Erm…

I don’t know about that, but this one does look rather like an unused condom.