Hang on to a brolly this summer

Rainy season should be over, and it'll soon be time to face the hot, sticky Japanese summer. But it's still handy to have an umbrella at hand for those last few sudden downpours.

Fumito Kogure and Shinya Kaneko have designed the Komorebigasa to be quite a summery accessory. It opens up into a leafy bough that will protect you from the rain but also allow a little sunlight through between its foliage. It's a bit of pleasant greenery, for when you're stuck in the middle of the urban jungle.