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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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Style

Learn to how blend whisky in east London with Chivas Regal's Art Of Blending sessions

Posted on 02 November 2017 at 12:57 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

Friday should be the best night of the week. Yet so often it ends in disappointment – a world (and usually, a terrible pub) away from the incredible evening you’d planned. That’s why we’re so taken with Chivas Regal’s Friday ... Read more

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Art

Abstract Aerial Art: incredible drone photography of Australia

Posted on 18 October 2017 at 11:49 by By Anthony Teasdale, Editor, Umbrella magazine in Art

Drones don’t have a good press. And while we could all do without the near misses over Heathrow, they do have some uses: one of which is helping to create incredible images. Mike and JP Andrews, the British brothers behind Abstract Aerial Art would ... Read more

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