The polite umbrella

It’s days like this, where the unexpected rain forces exceptional stress on the public transit system and thousands of unhappy commuters bump into each other, wishing they had their summer back and that the world was a little more civil. A little more like this:

The Polite Umbrella is an art project by Joo Youn Paek that allows a nice person to adapt the shape of their umbrella and respect personal space by pulling on some strings on the handle. I think they should be mandatory in New York.

2 thoughts on “The polite umbrella

  1. What a great idea….I want one!

    Even better, I will just walk in the rain and get soaked, then there is no chance of invading someone’s space!!

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