The Polite Umbrella: God-Send, or Annoying Gimmick?

06/10/2009 12:40 PM |

Particularly on gray New York days like yesterday and today, the broadest sidewalks tend to become clogged with poky umbrellas — especially those over-sized mobile canopies brandished by weekend golfers, which are like the Hummers of the umbrella world. Collision-prone pedestrians officially no longer have an excuse, though, because designer JooYoun Paek has invented the ultimate urban umbrella (and no, it’s not the embarrassing umbrella hat). Here’s a helpful how-to video for using JooYoun’s revolutionary polite umbrella:

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