It's raining today and I cannot help but think about umbrellas. It is a wasted thought, as I hardly ever use them. After all I have a buggy to push and a four year old hand to hold! But the romance of walking through grey cities holding a bright, uncompromising patterned umbrella is an appealing thought. From wallpaper to handkerchiefs, British Designer Neisha Crosland makes her mark. I remember years ago falling for her Merlin wallpaper designs and Crosland has recently caught my eye with her firework wallpaper collection. As for the rain, a Crosland umbrella, as sold in Japan, could tempt me into holding my own!