Because nothing makes me want to sing in the rain more than an umbrella to keep me dry (otherwise I’ll typically run as fast as I can through the rain), this is the $37 Stained Glass Umbrella available from the Japan Trend Shop.
Imagine pulling into your driveway and getting out of your car while your umbrella is already hovering there to protect your from a downpour as as you get out. Imagine one hovering over you as you walk down the street.
Normally, when I want to relax and block out the sounds of the world, I turn on the White Noise app on my iPhone, and crank it up. But if you want something a little different to help you unwind, check this out.
As handy as umbrellas are, they have some drawbacks. After your umbrella has protected you from the elements, you have to put it away somewhere so it can dry. If you put it on your hardwood floor, it leaves a puddle, and if you just toss it on your rug, it might even stain it.
These days you can get all kinds of unusual umbrellas. You can choose practically anything that suits your style or mood. You can even go green. As in a lettuce umbrella. Japanese design strikes again. This umbrella looks just like a head of crisp lettuce.
Scarves keep you all snug and bundled up when the winds are a-blowing, but what about when it rains? You can wrap it around and over your head, but you’ll still get soaked through. That is, unless you have a RainScarf.
You never know what you’ll find or walk into when you’re at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. For example, Random International’s “Rain Room” is currently on display there until July 28th.
Being true to its name, you’ll be greeted by a torrent of falling water once you step into it.
Regular umbrellas shield you from the rain falling from the sky, but they don’t do anything to protect you from water splashing from the wheels of cars speeding through puddles in front of you.
It’s annoying but unfortunately, there is little you can do about it.
You don’t usually see much creativity in the design of rain gutters and downspouts. They all pretty much look the same to me (when the bums in the alley aren’t stealing them for scrap metal). But here’s a cool design that adds a touch of whimsy to the bottom of a downspout, taking the deluge of water that pours out and turning it into a little storm of its own.
Remember that oldies song “Bus Stop“ by The Hollies? It basically tells the story of two strangers who meet at the bus stop, share an umbrella, and end up getting together because of their bus stop meetings.
Retro game fans looking to make a fashion statement on a rainy day, look no further. This is the rain poncho to end all rain ponchos. The next time it rains where you live, skip the umbrella, and go with the Pac-Man poncho instead.
There are shopping bags that double as helmets (in the form of the Grappa) and now we’ve got raincoats that turn into bags after use, in the form of the Telescopic Raincoat. You can’t use them in their bag form, though, unless you want to get your stuffff wet.
Remember that movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs? You know, the one about a young backyard scientist who came up with a machine that could make clouds rain down with all sorts of food by shooting it up with a laser?