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Architecture

The East End In Colour 1980-90: photographs of a disappeared London

Posted on 06 May 2019 at 11:13 by Anthony Teasdale, editor, Umbrella magazine in Architecture

London, like other ‘alpha cities’ is an irresistible pull for millions. And if they’re young and fashionable (and there are goat-herders on the Asian steppe who can serve a decent flat-white these days), then the place they head to is the East End. From Hackney to Bric... Read more

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Style

The Timex Marlin: a sleek automatic watch for less than £225

Posted on 27 April 2019 at 19:20 by Anthony Teasdale, editor, Umbrella magazine in Style

While we’ll always lust after a 1954 Rolex Submariner or original Omega Speedmaster ‘moon watch’ from the early ’70s, for most of us, watches of that status are – barring lottery wins/fraudulent insurance claims – out of reach. Happily... Read more

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Art

Paradise Street: photos of a lost childhood in post-war Britain

Posted on 08 April 2019 at 17:10 by Anthony Teasdale, editor, Umbrella magazine in Art

Before PlayStation. Before Atari, Sega or Nintendo. Before, well, even TV, there was the street. And if you were a kid growing up in post-war Britain the street was where you won the FA Cup, escaped from a POW camp and landed on the Moon. All in an hour or two leaving school and going h... Read more

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Architecture

Modernism: where did it all go wrong? An essay on British post-war housing

Posted on 01 April 2019 at 18:44 by Jordan Baldock in Architecture

There’s something about modernism I’ve always found captivating – its imposing, monolithic style, rigid symmetry of clean lines and large-scale use of raw concrete. Possibly because there’s a fascination about something that was designed for the future but has spent so muc... Read more

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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




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