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Style

Paul Gorman: the punk writer on London, the Sex Pistols and why the suburbs are where it's at

Posted on 18 August 2017 at 09:12 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

Words: Elliott Lewis-George Paul Gorman is a writer and cultural commentator living in suburban London. Since 1978, Paul’s amassed an expansive body of work around the visual identity of pop culture, which has been the spark for many of his own projects. ... Read more

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The fantastic women's uniforms of World War II

Posted on 11 August 2017 at 15:16 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

Large-scale wars often act as a catalyst for innovation: and that’s as true for clothes as it is for say, weapons of mass destruction or anti-tank guns. World War II was no different. And while its influence on menswear has been extensively documented – see brands like ... Read more

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Architecture

The Design Museum's Deyan Sudjic on his book, The Language Of Cities

Posted on 04 August 2017 at 12:00 by Anthony Teasdale in Architecture

This interview first appeared in Issue 16 of Umbrella Umbrella: Hi Deyan. One of the themes you touch on in the book is urban transformation. We’ve seen this happen in London’s Docklands – how did those changes come about? Deyan Sudjic: Never underestimate the... Read more

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Metroburbia: a stunning new book about Greater London's suburbs

Posted on 21 July 2017 at 08:12 by Anthony Teasdale in Architecture

Suburbia – particularly London’s suburbia – has often been a byword for everything dull. But author and professor Paul L. Knox disagrees, and has a written fantastic new book to show why. In Metroburbia: The Anatomy of Greater London, Knox takes us on a journey ar... Read more

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Travel

Bus stops of the Faroe Islands: a photographic essay by Maxime Quain

Posted on 14 July 2017 at 14:08 by Anthony Teasdale in Travel

Photographer and Umbrella reader Maxime Quain is in love with the ordinary side of life. And there are few things more ordinary than bus stops – even ones in the exotic (to this magazine, anyway) location of the Faroe Islands. Located 200 miles north of Scotland &nda... Read more




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