'Ella' the Umbrella Holder is Cute & Cultivating (UPDATE)

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Sep 7, 2010 • References: eneverdesign & coroflot
Industrial designer Simon Enever has developed a delightful door-side stand affectionately named 'Ella' the umbrella holder.

Made of moulded acrylic in the shape of a retracted parasol, the clever container actually consumes the water off of dripping umbrellas, using it to grow grass at the stand's puddle-shaped base. 'Ella' the umbrella stand is a treat for the eyes and the front foyer, bringing amusement to an otherwise rainy day.

The umbrella stand also comes in a spectrum of colors to make sure there is always a rainbow after a storm. Stats for Grass-Growing Umbrella Stands Trending: Older & Chilly
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