Evolving beyond weather protection, hip umbrellas illustrate that boring staples ca
Implications - Youll never forget to bring your umbrella again especially when you have one that can predict the weather, play music or display digital photos.
These umbrellas demonstrate how everyday objects found in nearly every household can be turned into something that adds extra value, like providing information or entertainment.
Theres huge potential for umbrellas to be used as advertising mediums, particularly when theyre enhanced with eye-catching technologies. In regions where theres a defined rainy season, you can get a lot of mileage out of umbrellads.
Designed by Hsiao Yong-li, the My Day Electronic Paper Umbrella allows you to select which image you want to project / display on the surface. Use one of the six themes provided or download different… [More]
The Pileus System is an umbrella with a projector and a little wireless computer so you can browse through photos on Flickr, videos on YouTube, etc.
"The Pileus System is a mobile tangible browser to… [More]
Stop poking out other people's eyes! That's the goal of the innovative Bumperella concept from RKS Design. Interesting, but I would rather make sure OTHER people have a Bumperella...
"The concept for… [More]
This umbrella will tell you when it's going to rain. The Ambient Umbrella receives weather statistics from www.accuweather.com. The handle illuminates 12 hours prior to expected rain, enough time for… [More]
The DAP umbrella is an umbrella with embeded speakers so you can listen to your music in the rain.
The only problem with listening to portable music is the fact I am completely oblivious to the rest of… [More]