This umbrella is incredible. The Inside Out Umbrella, designed by Seung Hee Son, is functional, fashionable, compact - folding into itself for transport, storage and a drip-free experience indoors! LOVE this idea.
In Japan, most retail stores and restaurants have these umbrella condom dispensers to prevent wet floors. You stick your umbrella in and it is sheathed in an umbrella-shaped plastic bag. A great idea, but it assumes that all umbrellas are the same proportion (the non-compact kind) and leaves a trash bin full of plastic at the end of the day.
via Yanko Design