It has become very trendy to do green design and use eco-friendly material nowadays. However there is a simpler way to use the nature of the object itself to bring a greener touch to your designs, just like for those two umbrella stands.

umbrella pot

The umbrella pot, by Kyouei Design, is made of ceramic and has a small plant pot at the bottom to use the rain water. You better live in a rainy country if you want to buy this one.

take care umbrella

The Take Care umbrella stand by What else? Same concept, recuperating the water to bring a natural touch in your home.