Colourful rain or a magic umbrella?

Squid London umbrella - London skyline design

Squid London bird splat umbrella

My kids love having their own umbrellas despite the fact that they rarely get to use them. I’m sure you’re thinking ‘but it’s always raining in Melbourne’ – however the reality of our extended drought has meant very little puddle play or opportunities to get out the wet weather gear. As a result, my daughter takes her umbrella out with her when there are lots of clouds in the sky ‘just in case, Mum’.

So buying a seriously cool umbrella from Squid London was probably more of an extravagance than a necessity. Squid London umbrellas feature simple black and white designs that change colour when they get wet. As the rain falls, the various colours on your umbrella are revealed.

There are a few different designs available including paint drips, bird ‘splats’ and the London skyline. Whilst not designed specifically for children, these umbrellas certainly have loads of kid appeal. Bring on the wet weather!

The paint drip design is available from the Tate Shop for £25 and the other designs are available from Beyond the Valley for £26. Shipping to Australia is available.

Squid London paint drip umbrellaSquid London umbrella - London skyline design

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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