The city has always been the perfect environment for photography. We're told that "real" beauty lies in nature, but as far as this magazine is concerned, the vista of an awe-inspiring valley in the foothills of the Himalayas can only be improved by the addition of Le Corbusier-s... Read more
ISSUE 10 Spring 2014
The best spring/summer fashion; Berlin's U--Bahn in the Cold War; The Loake Royal: our favourite brogue; York city guide, What makes the perfect pop song?
Uniqlo can do no wrong our eyes. Whether we're talking about its unstructured blazers or svelte, button-down Oxford shirts, the Japanese brand produces subtle, preppy-meets-mod classics season after season. This autumn is no different. Based around the Japanese obsession w... Read more
Despite the glowing, rectangular devices we spend our days staring at and the ethically farmed food we eat in gastropubs, underneath, we humans are essentially the same pitchfork-wielding rustics we were a thousand years ago. And nowhere is this more apparent than on internet forums and chat room... Read more
If you've been reading Umbrella long enough, you'll know that the Adidas Speziai is our favourite trainer ever. That's why when we heard that Adidas Originals was releasing a new range influenced by this ’70s classic, we got very excited – especially when we were told ... Read more
While black and white photography is often beautiful, by its very nature it's one step removed from reality. While we can all appreciate, say, the devastation in monochrome photos of the Blitz's aftermath, the lack of colour puts a barrier in our way. People look different, somehow ol... Read more