Posts Tagged 'blade runner'

Umbrella Luminosity

blade runner umbrellas

Old news, really, but something that struck me as worth sharing here. The above image is, of course, from Blade Runnner (1982) and something that has been replicated in the real world fairly successfully – likely because it’s pretty easy to build compared to the film’s flying cars. You can pick one up over at Thinkgeek for a reasonable $25 plus shipping (also available are samurai and broadsword umbrellas if you prefer fantasy to your Sci Fi).  Practical value would be, I suppose, illuminating your way through a gloomy rainstorm, but we all know it’s just cool because it’s like that one movie, right man? Novelty or familiarity?

think geek futuristic umbrellaHere’s a cool homebrew one from Plecter Labs with some nice videos of things lighting up.

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