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Design

The Casio F-91W: the story of the world’s most popular watch

Posted on 29 June 2018 at 13:00 by Matthew Reynolds, creative director, Umbrella in Design

Some design classics get all the love. The Eames chair, Philippe Starck’s silver juicer, the Leica Rangefinder camera. Of course they’re all great, but how many of them do you actually own? Exactly. Step forward the Casio F-91W. Epitomising the phrase &... Read more

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Style

Mundial x YMC deliver retro USSR footy top collection

Posted on 08 June 2018 at 16:03 by Anthony Teasdale, editor, Umbrella magazine in Style

For a nation dedicated to the pursuit of sporting excellence (see their admirable dedication to performance-enhancing 'cold remedies' in the Olympics), the Soviet Union never quite made the grade in the football stakes. Sure, they won the Euros in 1960, but that was in the days when there... Read more

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Architecture

The Umbrella-ist: ‘The Gentle Author’ – the man behind London's Spitalfields Life blog

Posted on 01 June 2018 at 07:30 by Elliott Lewis-George in Architecture

Since August 2009, the anonymous ‘Gentle Author’ has spent every day documenting east London on his Spitalfields Life blog. From profiling the capital’s oldest fireman to exploring Old Street’s strip of fried chicken shops, this mysterious writer shares many of the same in... Read more

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Style

“I like clothes where form follows function” – Richard Illingworth of Hawkwood Mercantile talks to Umbrella

Posted on 04 May 2018 at 07:42 by By Anthony Teasdale, Editor, Umbrella magazine in Style

There’s something very modern about clothes brand Hawkwood Mercantile. With an aesthetic that takes in both military clothing and technical outerwear, it’s managed to become a leading player in menswear without a bricks-and-mortar store or flashy website. Instead,... Read more

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Design

Govbins: discover the Instagram account about the UK’s wheelie bins

Posted on 19 April 2018 at 07:57 by Anthony Teasdale in Design

Instagram can get pretty niche, but nothing can beat the #Govbins account, whose purpose is to record the designs of the UK's wheelie bins. Here, we talk to its founder, Harry Trimble about bin design, council crests and why Liverpool’s bins are purple. Hi Harry! How did ... Read more

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