The Polite Umbrella

Don't you just hate it when you're walking down the street and someone's umbrella pokes you in the eye? "JooYoun Paek has devised a brilliantly simple solution to this issue. With the pull of a cord attached to the handle, her Polite Umbrella shrinks and morphs its shape to reduce occupied space, and help users maneuver around others and protect themselves from wind." [PSFK]