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Style

Très Bien’s x Haglöfs new collection delivers outwear excellence

Posted on 03 March 2019 at 10:33 by Anthony Teasdale, editor, Umbrella magazine in Style

In the World Cup of outerwear-manufacturers, Sweden has always got through at least to the semi-finals. And unlike other countries – we’re looking at you, Germany – it's never failed to produce the goods tournament after tournament. Proof? The new collabo... Read more

Travel

Blue-sky thinking: why Denver is the future of airports

Posted on 09 January 2019 at 09:36 by Anthony Teasdale, editor, Umbrella magazine in Travel

Airports are often devoid of joy – functional (well, sometimes) warehouses with little relationship to the cities that host them. Happily, that’s starting to change, with city councils using airports as catalysts for growth. In Denver, USA, the airport is the centr... Read more

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Design

Communist classics: celebrating the design of the Soviet Union

Posted on 12 December 2018 at 13:04 by Anthony Teasdale, editor, Umbrella magazine in Design

Few things tell the tale of a country better than its design. And that was as true in communist countries of the 1970s and ’80s as it was in the Space Invaders/Sergio Tacchini tracksuit/BMX paradise of the West. Admittedly, the evil capitalists did do some things better ... Read more

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Art

Brilliant photos of British dog shows of the 1960s and ’70s:

Posted on 11 November 2018 at 11:50 by Anthony Teasdale, editor, Umbrella magazine in Art

Dogs are so hot right now. Click on the social media platform of your choice, and you’ll soon be met with a never-ending showreel of pups of every kind: cute French bulldogs, daft-but-loveable labradors, and if you’re lucky, snappy Jack Russells being chased by &l... Read more

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Architecture

The Atlas Of Brutalist Architecture: a love letter to untreated concrete

Posted on 29 October 2018 at 07:58 by Anthony Teasdale, editor, Umbrella magazine in Architecture

One of the significant changes in architecture since Umbrella’s launch in 2010 has been in the perception of brutalism, the architectural movement of the 1960s-80s that used untreated concrete as its main construction material. While some criticism of brutalist buildings was fair – to... Read more




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