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How To Hack An Umbrella

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Sometimes I think all of us are a little bit too attached to our stuff. It makes us use our stuff so much until there is nothing left to do with it anymore. If that makes sense, surely you know there are a lot of things out there that have a second hand use. Probably everything does when I think about it. A milk carton can become a flower pot and boxes full of old and battered VHS tapes can become a geeky bookshelf. All we need is to have a little bit of imagination, and we should be able to create just about anything from stuff that we long have come to think of as just junk. This could also be called life hacking in a way, it depends on whether or not you make something that will help you in your daily life.

However, that is not what this article is about. It is actually all about how you can hack an umbrella. Do you think that sounds weird? It’s not really, it’s quite simple. Again, just put in some dedicated creativity, and you will find that an umbrella has multiple uses. It’s not just for keeping you from getting wet in the rain. Check out these umbrella hacks, and you might get some ideas. They are regular umbrellas that are turned into beautiful lamps in a whim.

These creations are put together by a whole lot of different umbrella hackers, but they all have one thing in common. For some reason I get a slight sense of a steampunk feel in some of these umbrella light shades. They could make a home light up with a really nice warm light that you just don’t get from a normal lamp. Depending on the umbrella, you can actually direct light into corners or spot it down onto a table which you want to highlight in your room. It’s a new way to put a twist on that interior design that you are planning, so get hacking. I am sure you can come up with some really cool and new approaches to lighting. An umbrella doesn’t only save you from floods from above, it can be used for far more than we can even imagine when hacked. Let the hacking begin!

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Author: Richard Darell

Richard Darell is the founder and CEO of Bit Rebels, a multifaceted online news outlet that reports daily on the latest developments in technology, social media, design and everything geek. Today this media entity welcomes more than 2.5 million unique visitors per month and is considered the go to place for people in constant motion. As an Internet entrepreneur, he is dedicated to constantly trying to develop new ways to bring content faster and closer to the end user in a more streamlined way. His excitement for statistics has allowed him to further develop systems that continuously produce accurate and fast-paced analytics to better optimize the approach by which Bit Rebels presents news and content. His graphic design background has proven to be an important tool when designing new systems and features for Bit Rebels since the development of solid and stable code depends entirely on their structure and implemented procedures. Richard currently resides in Stockholm, Sweden and directs the Bit Rebels offices in both Stockholm and Atlanta. You can reach Richard at richard@bitrebels.com

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