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Travel

Tunnel vision: what’s the future for Eurostar?

Posted on 05 December 2017 at 16:26 by Anthony Teasdale, Editor, Umbrella magazine in Travel

Hi Mary. First thing, are direct trains to Amsterdam going to happen? Yes, this is our major focus over the next six months to a year. We’re using the network in the Netherlands, and working with NS, the National Railway there. Unsurprisingly, there’s a lot of things to... Read more

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Design

How Dieter Rams designed the modern world

Posted on 29 November 2017 at 14:28 by By Matt Reynolds, Creative Director, Umbrella magazine in Design

There are few modern designers as influential as Dieter Rams. Even if the name isn’t instantly familiar, you’ll be well-acquainted with the German's ‘less but better’ ethos, which influences everything from smartphones to Scandinavian flat-pack furniture. ... Read more

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Architecture

Life on the edge: why 'Infinite Suburbia' is the ultimate urbanist's book

Posted on 14 November 2017 at 19:33 by By Matt Reynolds, Creative Director, Umbrella magazine in Architecture

Whatever your view of suburbia – be it relaxing urban utopia or boring leafy hell-hole – there’s no denying outward sprawl is a vital part of all modern cities. Improvements in road and rail systems have enabled vast numbers of commuters to live on the outskirts o... Read more

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Opinion

The Umbrella-ist: Bill Brewster – DJ, author and record collector extraordinaire

Posted on 10 November 2017 at 11:23 by Interview: Elliott Lewis-George, Staff Writer, Umbrella magazine in Opinion

You can’t file Bill Brewster snuggly under one genre: he’s done all the cool stuff we dream of doing but just never get round to. DJ, writer, record label boss, club night organizer and, hell, sometime chef at a Michelin-starred spot, Bill Brewster is a jack of c... Read more

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Architecture

London Underground's architecture: photographer Will Scott's incredible images of the Tube's best stations

Posted on 07 November 2017 at 10:24 by By Anthony Teasdale, Editor, Umbrella magazine in Architecture

The London Underground is one of the wonders of world. Not only does it ferry 1.37bn people to the farthest reaches of western Europe’s biggest city every year, but it’s also spurred the creation of world class engineering, design and architecture. ... Read more




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