Chris Worrall

X-Ray Umbrella Keeps You Dry as a Bone

by , 10/16/11

sustainable design, green design, x-ray umbrella, recycled materials, industrial design, anastacia spada, rain

Have you ever thought to yourself, “you know, I really dig x-rays from an aesthetic standpoint, but I only ever see them at the dentist or after some kind of injurious catastrophe. What a shame.” Perhaps not. But if you’re thinking that now, then check out this cool umbrella concept from Anastacia Spada. Composed of water-repellent sheets of skeletal film, her brilliant diy project is sure to cast rainy nights under a different shade.

sustainable design, green design, x-ray umbrella, recycled materials, industrial design, anastacia spada, rain

Maybe you’re tired of your flimsy nylon umbrella that you bought during an unseasonal summer downpour. Maybe (though I guess it’s unlikely) you’re a radiologist that lives in Seattle, and you have a broken umbrella sitting around. Maybe it’s raining where you live right now, and you just want ideas for a diy project. Or maybe you’re really into dressing up as a skeleton for costume parties, but you hate when the facepaint gets washed off in a storm.

Regardless of the conditions of its construction, we love this novel reuse of a material that most of us rarely consider twice, and it probably looks very cool in use. Whether it’s the muted blue tones of a rainy daytime or the abrupt flash of lightning or a streetlamp coming through the film, you’ll be kept dry by something way more interesting to look at than a sheet of nylon. It’ll take a bit of effort (and maybe a radiologist friend) to make one of your own, and it looks like it might have a hard time closing, but unless you’re Gene Kelly, you probably want to stay dry somehow.

+ X-Ray Umbrella

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2 Comments

  1. Kate Green October 25, 2012 at 2:32 am

    great example of Upcycling

  2. This Thigh Bone's Conne... October 26, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    [...] quite cool? Swedish design students Sture Pallarp, Elin Hedlund and Emmelie Karlström, took the x-ray aesthetic to a whole new level and incorporated the film into a lighting fixture. Their X-ray Lamp is a [...]

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