garance is helping me continue this theme from ny fashion week


in the spirit of my east coast roots..
its amazing how february can mean such different things on opposite coasts!


umbrella maps for the bright light artist project series along the carall st greenway. amazing.

thanks vero!


contrary to what i may have said, i am continuing into 2010 with this blog. right when i thought the curtain had closed, i started getting/finding some really interesting pictures.
i love this one. found it this (sunday) morning in my inbox from vic.


"Designer Liu Hsiang-Ling quite poetically brings out the relationship between an umbrella and the rain. Simple pleasures from the past that we have long forgotten; jumping into puddles or using a stick to draw in the sand! Her take is this Rain Brush Umbrella designed with a paint-brush (silicon) like tip, so that you can dip it into the nearest rain puddle and start drawing water graffiti on the sidewalk. A nice past-time if you’re waiting for a bus or something.

Liu has pointed out in her observation: When people are waiting for the rain to stop, the interaction between people and umbrella is the most frequent activity. People usually use their umbrellas to leave a mark on the ground with raindrops, and those unintentional games are the consequences of a raining day; maybe they are tic-tac-toe or just graffiti on the road. When they use the umbrella tip (ferrule) to dip into a puddle, water and ground become elements for self-expression."

source via vic