Designed by Da Som Kim, the rotation handle umbrella has a 180-degree rotating handle which is supposed to make the use of umbrella less cumbersome. Based on the number of saw-teeth, you can rotate 180 degree and stop at any angle you want. When in usage, you can rotate the handle and make it face upward, so that you can hang your bag on it to keep your hand free and your goodies dry. When not in usage, you can adjust the handle to a desired angle so it can lean against anywhere or hang on any surface without slipping. Moreover, the round cap design make sure you can set the umbrella against anywhere, regardless of direction. It is really nice to see people put effort to improvement those ordinary object to make our life a bit easier.
If you ever ran into the situation that your umbrella was taken by someone else and it was raining badly outside, you will love the design of Lizard Umbrella. According to the designer, the Lizard Umbrella sheds its handle as a defensive mechanism against thieves. The idea behind the concept is umbrella without its handle seems broken and difficult to use so it can be protected from theft. The tip of the umbrella stem is embossed with lines that slot only into the matching handle – much like how a key only fits into its corresponding lock. Moreover, the divided handle itself is a clip handle, which means it can be kept easily on the bag stripe or somewhere so no worries about losing it. Quite considerate design, seem we don’t need to feel anxiety when we have to leave our umbrella protected.
Vegetabrella, a combination of the two words “vegetable” and “umbrella”, well speak for itself that it is an umbrella that looks like the head of a romaine lettuce. Invested in Japan, the country is always good for a surprise. When closed it has a very realistic resemblance to a romaine salad head. When opened it becomes a normal umbrella in light green and yellow shades. The ribbon to keep it closed reminds those found on salads in Japanese supermarkets, same as the carton box holds it. Designed by Yurie Mano, each Vegetabrella is hand made by Tokyo Noble – a family owned company that specializes on the production of high quality hand made umbrellas. Would you like to have such a lettuce looking umbrella in your bag? [source]
We need umbrellas for sure during the raining day. While how many of you gusy do enjoy the time holding them? There are so many problem related to an umbrella, like dripping problem, storing problem, can’t handle strong wind… not mention most of them are black boring and plain. But those sorry basic so-called shields can be spectacular as well! Don’t believe me? Take a look at the 15 Creative and Unusual Umbrella Designs
here; they vary from structural indulgences to conceptual capabilities.
1. Coffee Loving Umbrella [link]
How many times have you been running down the street in the rain with your umbrella in one hand, coffee in the other, and whatever else you’re carrying awkwardly stuck under your arm? Well, thanks to Jung-Woo Lee’s cup holder umbrella, those days are no more.
Basically, the cup holder umbrella takes the idea of a cup holder from a car and combines it with an umbrella. So, you have a free hand for texting, waving, or whatever else you need it for.