terrible weather can make anyone easily depressed. for this reason, taiwanese designers yu-ting cheng, yu-hsun chung and shaw-chen chen have created 'wheel umbrella' for children. here the design features wheels that leave impressions of smiley faces on the floor using puddles left over from the rain.
an alternative version titled 'seal umbrella' stamps wet smiley faces on the pavement.
both 'wheel' and 'seal' umbrella were a part of the 'fun taiwan, new design' exhibition during DMY international design week berlin 2010. the show brought together young taiwanese designers whose work celebrated the culture, festivals and life experiences of their country.