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Last night I saw dozens of dead umbrellas tossed on the streets, here’s a great project which utilizes umbrella carcasses, feyeel writes…

This dress uses 20 umbrella pelts collected from the gutters of Berkeley and New York, largely by Anadamayi. Anandamayi also made the rosettes on the bodice (from the little bits on top of the umbrellas).

Aye, these garments are truly made of umbrellas. Except for the lining of both bodice and skirt, the ensemble is 100% reused Umbrella skin. The goal behind the Umbrella Project is, as you might guess, to reuse the umbrellas that people casually toss aside when they (the umbrellas) fail structurally. Next up is a raincoat for Anadamayi –we’re thinking with an Inverness cape.

umbrella project – [via] Link.


  • Weather explorer umbrella – Link.
  • iBrella – Umbrella controlled iPod – Link.

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HOW TO – Build a better bat costume (from an umbrella!) – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.

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