The Newspaper Umbrella, by Shiu Yuk Yuen


The sight of people sheltering underneath newspapers, shopping bags and other sundry items is a familiar one when you live in a country as rainy as this one, but look closely next time you see someone doing this – they could just be using Shiu Yuk Yuen’s Eco-Brolly, which turns everyday items into umbrellas.

This is actually a simpler process than it sounds. You’re essentially buying a frame, which folds up to fit into your handbag, and then folds out when you need it to hold that newspaper/shopping bag/whatever.

A good idea, do you think, or just another gimmick, given that you can hold a newspaper above your head anyway?

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