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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

Travel

Blue-sky thinking: why Denver is the future of airports

Posted on 09 January 2019 at 09:36 by Anthony Teasdale, editor, Umbrella magazine in Travel

Airports are often devoid of joy – functional (well, sometimes) warehouses with little relationship to the cities that host them. Happily, that’s starting to change, with city councils using airports as catalysts for growth. In Denver, USA, the airport is the centr... Read more

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Design

Communist classics: celebrating the design of the Soviet Union

Posted on 12 December 2018 at 13:04 by Anthony Teasdale, editor, Umbrella magazine in Design

Few things tell the tale of a country better than its design. And that was as true in communist countries of the 1970s and ’80s as it was in the Space Invaders/Sergio Tacchini tracksuit/BMX paradise of the West. Admittedly, the evil capitalists did do some things better ... Read more

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