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40 Umbrellovations

From Umbrella Dresses to Rainproof Roofs

— November 13, 2009 — Art & Design
Umbrellas are no longer just used as functional items to help keep us dry when it’s raining. As these umbrella innovations show this traditional piece of rain gear can be used for everything from fashion accessory to architectural design to a photo browser and everything in between.

Of course, the original intent of the umbrella, to shield us from wet weather, has not been lost. Many of these umbrella innovations serve several differing functions, making them creative, functional and fun--a definite reason to sing in the rain (some will even do this for you).
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Loud Speaker Umbrellas
Loud Speaker Umbrellas
The Oto Shigure
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39
Umbrella Gardens
Umbrella Gardens
Dry Off Your Rain Gear With Simon Enever's Ella Stand
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38
Solar Powered Patios
Solar Powered Patios
Umbrella Glows for 8 Hours
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37
Umbrellas with Feet
Umbrellas with Feet
The Stand by Tsuboi
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36
Melting Umbrellas
Melting Umbrellas
The Ice-Cycle Uses Ice as Fabric to Protect You from the Sun
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35
Helpful Umbrellas
Helpful Umbrellas
'The Guide' Shows Tourists the Way
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34
X-Ray Umbrellas
X-Ray Umbrellas
Anastacia Spada Turns Old Bone Photos Into Chic Rain Protection
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33
Umbrella Golf Clubs
Umbrella Golf Clubs
'Off the Course' Lets You Golf Rain or Shine
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32
Music in the Rain
Music in the Rain
DAP Umbrella
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31
Umbrella Swings
Umbrella Swings
The Pendurella by Mac Funamizu Dries Off Your Rain Gear
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30
Rainproof Roofs
Rainproof Roofs
400 Red Umbrellas Suspend Over a Mall in Talca City
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29
Weatherized Dish Designs
Weatherized Dish Designs
Yumbrellas are Perfect for Rainy Day Treats
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28
Umbrella Art
Umbrella Art
En-JOI the Rain
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27
Umbrella Predicts Rain
Umbrella Predicts Rain
Ambient Umbrella Gives 12 Hour Warning
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26
Offensive Rain Gear
Offensive Rain Gear
The 'F the Rain' Umbrella
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25
Upscale Backyard Umbrellas
Upscale Backyard Umbrellas
DelGreco & Company Gives Your Patio a Makeover
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24
Illuminated LED Umbrellas
Illuminated LED Umbrellas
Lightdrops Keep You Safely Visible At Night
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23
Anti-Theft Umbrellas
Anti-Theft Umbrellas
Mac Funamizu Ensures the Shacklie Will Not Be Stolen
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22
Furniture That Blooms
Furniture That Blooms
The Destalt Umbrella Table
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21
Trumpet-Shaped Parasols
Trumpet-Shaped Parasols
MDT-Tex's Tulip Umbrella is a Gorgeous Rain & Sun Guard
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20
Rain Filtering Umbrellas
Rain Filtering Umbrellas
The Filterbrella
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19
Ninja Umbrellas
Ninja Umbrellas
This Accessory Appears to Protect You from More Than Just Rain
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18
Umbrellas In Wine Bottles
Umbrellas In Wine Bottles
The "Is.A.Brella" Is Alcohol-Free Fun For Fashionistas
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17
Umbrella Apparel
Umbrella Apparel
From Gutter to Gown With ‘The Umbrella Project'
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16
Shoulder Umbrellas
Shoulder Umbrellas
DROP Solves the Problem of Awkward Grocery Carrying
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15
Hands-Free Umbrellas
Hands-Free Umbrellas
The Shoulderbrella Frees Up Your Hands When it Rains
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14
Umbrella Photo Browser
Umbrella Photo Browser
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13
China Doll Umbrellas
China Doll Umbrellas
Graduate Fashion Show in Hong Kong Merges Culture & Modernism
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12
Umbrella Architecture
Umbrella Architecture
Abri No 177 by Ozcollective Is An Architectural Cluster of Parapluie
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11
Umbrella Chandeliers
Umbrella Chandeliers
Shelly Sabel's Precipitation-Loving Lights Rain Down Originality
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10
Umbrella Weapons
Umbrella Weapons
The Sword Umbrella by Bruce and Stephanie Tharp of Materious
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9
Flat Patio Umbrellas
Flat Patio Umbrellas
The Nenufar Parasol is Super-Chic and Minimalist
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8
Transforming Umbrellas
Transforming Umbrellas
Drip-Free Hybrid Combines Waterproof Protection & Handbag
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7
Self-Defense Umbrellas
Self-Defense Umbrellas
The Unbreakable Umbrella Defeats Rain and Foes
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6
Coordinated Umbrella Hats
Coordinated Umbrella Hats
100% Fashion Editorial for W Magazine Shows Best of Fall 2009
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5
My Day Electronic Paper Umbrella
My Day Electronic Paper Umbrella
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4
Brass-Knuckle Umbrella
Brass-Knuckle Umbrella
Umbuster
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3
Inflatable Cloud Umbrellas
Inflatable Cloud Umbrellas
Joonsoo Kim's New Concept Is Meant To Express Happiness
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2
Umbrella Dresses
Umbrella Dresses
Nadav Kander's Chic Orbit Mist Campaign
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1
Haute Umbrella Hats
Haute Umbrella Hats
Alexander McQueen's Hands-Free Rain Gear
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