Over 30 years ago, Toronto-based graphic designer Paul Rowan had a hard time finding a window shade he liked. So he made one! And since then, he’s shown no signs of stopping. He has since partnered with friend Les Mandelbaum to grow Umbra into a global design company. With a collection that includes everything from furniture and window shades to stylish storage and bath and kitchen accessories, the Umbra brand—and its Umbra Shift extension—is a perfect blend of form and function, with a focus on re-thinking and elevating everyday items.