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Umbrella Blog

‘The most monumental railway station in Europe’: Tim Parks on Milano Centrale

Posted on 09 March 2018 at 07:46 by Tim Parks in Architecture

Milano Centrale is one of the great railway stations of Europe, but as Tim Parks notes, its classical splendour is now compromised by the detritus of modern day capitalism If coming to Milan I get off my Interregionale at Lambrate, returning I board whatever train I take at Cent... Read more


Coat-lovers rejoice: The North Face releases ‘Fantasy Ridge’ collection

Posted on 24 February 2018 at 09:12 by Anthony Teasdale, Editor, Umbrella magazine in Style

It might have stopped going dark at about midday, but as the frosty weather proves, winter is still with us – and it's carrying a big stick. The only plus side of this never-ending misery is the opportunity to extend the big-coat season into March. And happily &nd... Read more

Index Page

Openhouse: discover the magazine that's all about the art of home entertaining

Posted on 28 January 2018 at 21:04 by By Anthony Teasdale, Editor, Umbrella magazine in Index Page

Hi Andrew. What’s the story behind Openhouse? We didn’t decide to make a magazine, it just happened. We [Andrew and Co-Director Mari Luiz Vidal] were sharing a house together: that house turned into a photography gallery. Then with our other flatmate Nobu, we started to make... Read more


Photographer Chris Leslie captures the decaying tower blocks of Glasgow

Posted on 12 January 2018 at 10:22 by Anthony Teasdale, Editor, Umbrella magazine in Architecture

There are few more handsome cities than Glasgow. But for photographer Chris Leslie, it’s not the warehouses of the Merchant City or the sandstone tenements of the West End that interest him, but the notorious high-rise estates on the edge of town. And it’s those develop... Read more


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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