When I worked in New York a long time ago, my office was literally around the corner from the MoMA. Every now and then, on a rare lunch break, I quickly walked into the museum store to have an inspirational browse through the fabulous designer products (although most often there was no such luxury as a lunch break; in NY everybody seems to always work, and never to need food at all!).
One of my favourite products in the MoMA store was this Sky Umbrella by Tibor Kalman. At the time I didn’t buy it, because the sky in NY is most of the time blue already, and anyway I thought I’d better spend my hard-earned money on a cocktail or two after work.
But now, here in Amsterdam, where the sky is grey more often than it is blue, the rain season seems to be never-ending and after-work cocktails are out of the question because there are a couple of hungry children anxiously waiting for their dinner, I can’t think of a better investment for my money than this fantastic umbrella!