• Eco Brolly: Someone is trying to improve the umbrella

    Stunning! Imaginative! Practical! Never to be mass produced! All words and phrases you can use to describe Shiu Yuk Yuen‘s concept umbrella, the Eco Brolly, which looks a lot less douchey than that other umbrella concept from a while back. It’s a plastic sleeve that you slide newspapers, shreds of cardboard and other assorted doodads to protect you from the cold hard rain. Speaking… Read More

  • Nubrella: The totally reinvented umbrella

    [photopress:nubrella.jpg,full,center] My God in Heaven, someone has actually improved the umbrella. I’ve been complaining about the lack of innovation in umbrella design for some time now. Feast your eyes upon Nubrella, which sorta combines the words “new” and “umbrella” into one easy-to-remember brand identity. For $60 you can look like a complete tool, but, but! Read More

  • The random endorsement: umbrellas

    After throwing Peter under the bus last week with my random endorsement defending e-books, I felt it was necessary to return the random endorsement to its roots. That is, giving me an opportunity to take everyday objects and laud their capabilities, often hating on other present-day “tech” in the process. Today I endorse umbrellas, albeit somewhat reservedly. I’m mainly… Read More

  • Melt Umbrella: Not Only is it Better, But it's Environmentally Friendly

    Of all the everyday gadgets out there, doesn’t the umbrella really need an update? Every time it rains in New York, you see people with gigantic umbrellas knocking other people over, people with $5 umbrellas struggling to keep them from exploding, etc. So this here “Melt” (itsaconceptsueme) attempts to reinvent the umbrella. Rather than dealing with springs and hooks and… Read More