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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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Design

Dark Side: the story of Hipgnosis, the kings of album cover design

Posted on 06 April 2018 at 07:43 by By Anthony Teasdale, Editor, Umbrella magazine in Design

It’s March 1, 1973. You’re walking from back from the record shop with a copy of Pink Floyd’s new album Dark Side Of The Moon in a plastic bag. After a little too long waiting at the bus stop – this is the ’70s after all – your double-... Read more

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Architecture

‘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

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Style

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

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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

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