Sometimes all the extra effort required to carry an umbrella and deal with the soaking wet mess afterwards almost makes it seem like you're better off just facing the rain unprotected. But by simply adding a small pair of feet to the handle, the clever designers at Nendo have managed to make wrangling an umbrella a little less annoying.
Soon to be available at Seibu department stores in Japan, the Stay-brella's splayed feet let you easily hang it off the side of a desk, lean it against a wall with less chance of it toppling over, or just stand it by itself on a flat surface so it can properly drip dry. It's also available in eight stylish but subdued colours, so if you ever manage to get your hands on one, odds are you'll be too attached to ever forget it somewhere. [Nendo via designboom]