Hacking in the Rain

Seeing a lampshade like the one above, It strikes me as odd that umbrella lamp shade hacks are so rare – is superstition preventing us from seeing the obvious? Did some browsing and found a couple of other examples where umbrellas have been hacked in various ways – enjoy!

Double up

Steely Grey

Great look from Melbourne based architects Edwards & Moore.

Grouped for effect

Grouping umbrellas together achieves an instant interesting sculptural effect. The design below is by Chicago-based Steven Haulenbeek, and is made from simple white photographers’ translucent “shoot-through” umbrellas.


This vintage umbrella lamp is available from Factory20.com

Party Umbrella Pendants

I´ve spotted the party umbrella hack round and about – Head here for a great D.I.Y tutorial featured on Etsy.com

One last inspirational pic…

Good Luck Umbrella Hacking!


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Steven Haulenbeek
4 Responses to “Hacking in the Rain”
  1. Kimmer skriver:

    After seeing this, I found a great vintage umbrella at the Goodwill. Call it Fate! It’s destiny is now to become a lampshade!

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