Let's face it: Most umbrellas are seriously faulty. They bend, they break, they jam, they poke people in crowds. Hit with an onslaught of wind and rain, they turn inside out. What's more, umbrellas have to be held, leaving only one hand free to carry groceries, keys, a briefcase, coffee -- even a baby or Shih-Tzu -- through rain-soaked streets.
What has frustrated many about this everyday weapon against rain inspired Greek designer Athanasia Leivaditou to tackle the umbrella problem head on....Full Story