March 28, 2011

My Favorite Umbrella. And Some Other Very, Very Cool Ones…

Screen shot 2011-03-22 at 4.32.47 PM My search is over.  Ten years ago (I kid you not – ten!!!) I saw someone walking down the street with this umbrella. 

It was love at first sight. (the 'brella, not the boy)

Unfortunately, I was never able to catch up to them to find out where they got such a fabulous umbrella.  Until now.  {sigh of bliss}

One of the (many) blogs that I follow recently posted about this umbrella.  I would love to give a shout-out and say thank you…but I couldn't find the article again, or remember who originally posted it.  (If it was you, let me know!)

But it's the Sky Umbrella from the MOMA store in NY.  And also comes in a portable version and a kid's version.  So. insanely. cute.

It turns out that the MOMA store has a few other amazing umbrellas:

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The first is a cool Marimekko print – love the pop of pink.  And in the last one, the splotches actually start out white, and turn colors when wet.

Here's a link to MOMA's Umbrella collection.

The other (surprising) place to find really cool umbrellas?  Echo Designs.  Check it:

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Of course I love the stripes.  Wouldn't these be a cute Mother's Day gift from a kiddo?  

Happy umbrellas.  They just make me happy about Spring.

Happy Spring to you.

xo,

S

8 Comments
  • Colleen Gray
    March 28, 2011

    Love Umbrellas!! Can’t blame you.

  • c
    March 29, 2011

    Yesterday on Target’s daily deals they had the MOMA sky umbrella! It’s super cute and I thought I should get one because I’ve never owned an umbrella.

  • Becky McBride
    March 29, 2011

    Did you see the hooded rain poncho by Echo! Whoa. Must have! How should I justify when it hardly rains in Denver?
    Love your umbrella pics! I bet a fun umbrella would be a great gift and would make someone smile! (:

  • Molly Dynan Navetta
    March 29, 2011

    I have a pretty fabulous umbrella collection from my days in places where it actually rained–leopard, pop florals, spots and more–but the blue sky umbrella is hands down The. Most. Fabulous. Umbrella I’ve ever seen.

  • Shana
    March 29, 2011

    c – What??? So bummed I missed it!!
    Beck – Ooooo…very cute!! Wouldn’t that be fun for a rainy baseball game?
    M – Sigh. I know.

  • Amy (BiblioMOMia)
    March 30, 2011

    Okay, I’m so glad to know that I’m not the only person with an umbrella crush! Mine is this one (http://www.aspinaloflondon.com/eshop-catalogue/homeware-and-gifts/travel-accessories/umbrellas/ladies-umbrellas/3997-ladies-umbrella-in-gold-with-gold-flower)–SWOON. One day I’m going to ask for it for my birthday…
    Umbrellas are hard, like rain boots. I kind of feel like I’m too old (or maybe too young?) for the wild ones these days, and I want something a bit more sophisticated. That’s why I love your clouds one and my flower one–the dark exterior with the fun print inside!

  • Mom
    March 30, 2011

    Shana, apparently you are not getting home enough. I had the very umbrella you have pictured above, the sky umbrella. I bought it when we were at the Vancouver Art Gallery a few years ago when we were visiting your Aunty Donna. Alas, the umbrella had a broken spoke, and your dad insisted I toss it, which I did. Now I have a utilitarian burgundy umbrella that does not make me happy like the sky one. Thanks for these wonderful reminders, honey. xxoo

  • S
    March 30, 2011

    HO-LY MOMMA Amy! I LOVE that umbrella! And MOM????? Seriously??? Is this evidence of the apple not falling far from the tree? Must be. :)

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