Dept. of Why Hasn't Anyone Done This Sooner. Umbrellas are usually so friggin' ugly it should be no surprise that we lose them all the time. We were just tipped off to Pare Umbrellas by Christian Gloddy over at Obvious Diversion, who has this to say: Ran into some cool umbrellas at a market the other day in Seattle. Designed in seattle and would look good drying off in the corner of any stylish domicile.
Yes. From in the rainy city, Pare umbrellas cost around $45 and are made of polyester, with wood and imitation leather handles. When we saw their site, we realized instantly that they were right on in pegging that umbrellas should be as well designed as everything else you have in your home (next request: could they be more eco friendly, please?). If you were to walk by an apartment door with one of these outside, wouldn't you want to know who lives there? (Thanks, Christian!) MGR