the big umbrella


‘The Big Umbrella’ is a big umbrella designed to shield a large group of people from the rain. A typical big umbrella can shield approximately 4 tightly squeezed people from the rain. ‘The Big Umbrella’ is twice as big (240 x 160 cm) as the biggest men’s umbrella found on the consumer market and can in turn potentially shield 16 people from the rain.

This definitely put a smile on my face. You have to know, I have a thing about umbrellas ever since I met my husband in an elevator – thanks to his umbrella. It was a rainy evening and I asked him if he was walking to the A/C subway stop by any chance. He did, and he walked me there under his (what I thought was a big) umbrella. Seeing this giant umbrella puts his into perspective though… hmm.. I wonder if he would have ended up with a harem instead just me as his wife would he have had that ‘big umbrella’. Ha!

“The big umbrella” by Alexandra Mir

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6 Comments leave a comment below

  1. oh! I tried to share an umbrella shield with a tourist child while crossing Madison yesterday…got a funny look.
    Your post will perhaps make me less hostile toward those city folk who take up serious sidewalk real estate w/ their SUV sized umbrellas…not I will just park myself under their island and encourage others to come to the club house!

  2. what to say to the selfish person using a huge golf umbrella on a crowded pavment (sidewalk):
    “Nice umbrella – why didn’t you buy the big one”

  3. where can i buy one? i live in the states?
    please tell me…i need one bad! thanks

  4. Hi! its really huge! I like it. :) Where can I buy one?

  5. How can I order the big umbrella?

  6. Where can I buy one??? Anyone know?