We suspect that you will either take to this idea or, well, you just won’t, but we love the playfulness – and the almost surreal quality – of this Take Care Umbrella Stand by Mélanie Vandenhecke and Hugo Cociani of What Else? Design.
Featuring a steel frame mounted to a wood drip tray into which you can plant flowers or, to follow the designers’ lead, what appears to be grass, any drips falling from a hung umbrella will serve to water your mini indoor garden rather than occasion puddles on the floor.
Wacky, certainly, but well worth a mention here on EP. As to whether it’s cool, however, is entirely at your discretion.
What Else? [via BigChief / Gizmodo]