Friday, March 26, 2010

cork it



It's a bit expensive for something I'm sure to lose the second time I use it, but I think this cork umbrella is pretty cool (even though I am a bit baffled by it- who knew cork was so flexible?)

Cork is sustainable, water resistant and really pretty.
awesome!

15 comments:

Sarah S. Dobbs said...

It's rainy and cold today in NYC... this umbrella is pretty bad ass! I wonder if it would hold up to the "wind" test. I feel like I wore tear a hole in it!?

xx

S.S DOBBS

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Very cool! I didn't realize cork was so durable! Have a good weekend :)

pen.ny said...

I've seen something similar in a design class on sustainability I had to take. Cork is so surprising isn't it? A huge fan.

Smile, Emily said...

that is very very cool! I wonder if it folds up like a regular umbrella.

x Emily

Brandi said...

I've never seen a cork umbrella, and I really like it. But I agree with Sarah and wonder if it would hold up to the NYC wind test.

iheartkiwi said...

love love love this.

sadly the amount of rain we get here in arizona does not justify the buying of such a beautiful umbrella.

i will live vicariously through those of you that live in the rainy cities!

hip hip gin gin said...

That umbrella is beautiful! I'm amazed they could get the cork thin enough for the canopy. I feel like I would just display it in my home though, I'd never have the guts to use it outside I'd be so worried it would get damaged.

tinypaperheart said...

wow, this is cool! :)

A Taste of T said...

Wish I would've known this when I lived in Seattle. I would make a cork purse :)

owl and peacock : melina said...

Oh, thank you! That's exactly what I've bee searching for in an umbrella! Hurrah!

owl and peacock : melina said...

And oh, damnit. I just saw the price tag.

Dancing Branflake said...

That would be a great conversation starter. I love that you loose umbrellas. That's just so random to me because I have so many from years ago. Kind of like shoes- they are always in my closet.

meandering pearl said...

i love it!!! lovely thoughts

Nishant said...

Very cool! I didn't realize cork was so durable! Have a good weekend :)
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luxury hotels in miami said...

I love everything that is made of cork or at least looks like it. I love this umbrella, it's very cute!