grabMore often than not when I am browsing a home accessories store and see a cool product like these grab and go coasters (right), or this city skyline multi-hook wall rack, I find out they come from the same great source – the fine folks at Umbra.

Needless to say, I am a big fan.

About Umbra: “We are a global housewares product design company. We bring thought and creativity to everyday items through original design. We are a Toronto-based homeware design company born over 30 years ago when graphic designer, Paul Rowan, couldn’t find a nice window shade to hang in his apartment window. So, he made one and people liked it. He soon teamed up with childhood friend, Les Mandelbaum, and Umbra (in Latin, “shade”) was born. Les and Paul began reimagining everyday items into modern ware. Today, Umbra is recognized all over the world for bringing intelligent design to everyday items. An in-house team of international designers allows us to come up with original design that speaks universally and personally to a broad customer base. The journey that started in Toronto continues—our designs can be found in over 120 countries.”

Umbra products, which are all very cool, can be found at retailers all over the place. However, to see all their products check out their website – where you can also buy direct.

See the cool home solutions from Umbra for yourself here.