Saturday, December 26, 2009

Blue Sky Umbrella

When MOMA came out with this umbrella back in the 90s, the concept was just so clever I had to buy one immediately. Designed by Tibor Kalman of the renowned design firm M&Company, it embodies the witty charm all their products were famous for. The cheerful blue sky with happy puffy clouds is silkscreened onto a separate cloth insert attached to a conventional umbrella. It's well made, with a wooden veneer-covered central pole and nicely finished hook handle. Never fails to create a little smile in gloomy weather.

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