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Bill Nighy. Tailoring. Scrabble. Why ‘Sometimes Always Never’ is the perfect movie about fathers and sons

Posted on 11 June 2019 at 19:16 by Anthony Teasdale, editor, Umbrella magazine in Art

No one ever said being a dad was easy. Which is why director Carl Hunter’s new film, Sometimes Always Never is so prescient. Starring Bill Nighy as Alan, a Liverpool tailor – the title is a reference to the front buttons on a suit, and which ones to fasten – who’s been sea... Read more


The East End In Colour 1980-90: photographs of a disappeared London

Posted on 06 May 2019 at 11:13 by Anthony Teasdale, editor, Umbrella magazine in Architecture

London, like other ‘alpha cities’ is an irresistible pull for millions. And if they’re young and fashionable (and there are goat-herders on the Asian steppe who can serve a decent flat-white these days), then the place they head to is the East End. From Hackney to Bric... Read more


The Timex Marlin: a sleek automatic watch for less than £225

Posted on 27 April 2019 at 19:20 by Anthony Teasdale, editor, Umbrella magazine in Style

While we’ll always lust after a 1954 Rolex Submariner or original Omega Speedmaster ‘moon watch’ from the early ’70s, for most of us, watches of that status are – barring lottery wins/fraudulent insurance claims – out of reach. Happily... Read more


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


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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