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My name is Margot Austin and I am the editor-in-chief of The Design Edit, a collection of the best design stories I encounter in my life as a stylist and design communications specialist. Read on to meet top talents, get inspired by beautiful spaces, find out about innovative products and  maybe even try one of my dead-easy DIY projects. I look forward to connecting with you, a fellow design hound.

Muji's Answer to the Umbrella Prayers You Didn't Know You Had

Muji's Answer to the Umbrella Prayers You Didn't Know You Had

Now before you jump to any conclusions about why I love the Muji Foldable Umbrella, there's a lot more to it than the fact it's from Muji and it's Black Watch Tartan. Mind you, those two facts alone certainly go a long way to endear it to me. But it has more to recommend it.

This baby is equipped with a special reverse folding system, meaning it collapses onto itself, thus saving your fabulous outfit from pesky drips.

I has a two-sided snap so you can wrap and fasten it whichever way your little heart desires. Clever.

It comes with a handy protective sleeve (as I realize most umbrellas do), but this one accommodates the umbrella collapsed at two different lengths. Leave it long if you like the swagger of using an off-duty umbrella as a walking stick. (Do you do this? I totally do and may or may not hum/sing Mary Poppins tunes while doing so). Or, collapse that thing right down to smallness and stash it in your bag or luggage. So. Mujified.

photos: Projexity

photos: Projexity

Here's a glimpse at the many moves of the Muji Foldable Umbrella. Thank you Muji. With one of these I will be ready for April showers and so will you.

S&C Collection Now Available Online

S&C Collection Now Available Online