Don’t let your sky turn grey…

sky umbrellaWhen 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!

xxx Esther


Comments (5)

September 25, 2008

Hi Esther, I used to work right there too! I should have bought the porcelain NYC coffee cup, and the porcelain crinkled water cups while I was there. My good friend Leon just had his minibar piece included in the Autumn/Fall lineup, so this is a plug for him. It’s gorgeous. You can check it out here.

September 25, 2008

I’ve just come back from a long holiday in the States. We landed in soggy ‘ol London and it was the first time I’ve seen clouds in more than 3 weeks!! Depressing!
I need one of these cute umbrellas!

September 25, 2008

Thanks Esther for such poetical idea from New York, now I need one of these…Next month I go in New York for Honey moon and I search good addresses to do “poetical shopping”

September 25, 2008

I want one of these. It would make me so happy to see some blue sky as in the next few months I have the feeling we are going to see much of it

September 26, 2008

I can’t believe it. I am fresh off the plane from NYC (and of course the MoMA was a must-see), and alas I missed these gorgeous umbrellas! Oh well I’ll have to get my brother to pick me one up for dreary Parisian days! Thanks for the tip! (I just LOVE umbrellas!)

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