I commute by public transport to work everyday and sometimes I am fortunate enough to experience rain (always a blessing when you live in a drought plagued city). Sometimes a umbrella is necessary and i find that I am frequently subject to umbrella mishaps as they fall apart from being blown inside out.
I was excited to find this tutorial on Burda Style for fixing umbrellas. It fits in with our re-use 'mend and make do' ethic, where it's preferable to use what you have ahter than constantly buying replacements.
As I haven't seen rain for a little while, I thought I'd indulge with some cute umbrella pics...
Lovely pic taken in Italy by Love Me, Love Me Not
I should get one of these for my other half but men don't use umbrellas apparently!
Cute Japanese Matchbook cover from 1910
Spanish Magazine Editorial
Candid retro shot :-)