Posts Tagged ‘children’



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.


Infantile infantbrella

May 20, 2008

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

Doesn’t it?


Umbrella Image of the Week

May 19, 2008

From John Robinson



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.