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Cut out and keep

March 12, 2009

It’s been a busy week at Um…, which is good because the last few have been blissfully but unproductively distracted. I’ve been preparing lovely pictures of the umbrellas like these to send out to the press to entice new custom and have bagged my first feature with the Evening Herald. I’ll post here when it’s published.

Um... floral umbrellaUm... squid umbrella

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Umbrella image of the week

March 4, 2009

Okay, I’m not sure it’s been a week but I’ve found another great blog post about umbrella art installations. Sounds like the way to go for the brolly dilletante. I absolutely adore the light cast by these hanging umbrellas from this guy’s flickr page.

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Umbrella image of the week

February 27, 2009

This blog is amazing. It charts the progress of an art show for which every artist designs an umbrella of their choice. Here are two of my favourite pictures.

lisa-2007

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The latestbrella

February 27, 2009

Big lovely things happening in the world of umbrellas of late. First of all there is this innovation from local (well, studying over the Simpsons-like three-eyed fish waters of the Tamar in Plymouth) designer Becky Barber which generates electricity by using a recently developed material called Nanosolar when opened. This then powers a nifty little light.

Then there’s this baby to which Chris sent me a link. Yep, it’s a samurai style umbrella. That’s pretty much all the explanation you need.

and in my own little umbrella fantasy world I am pleased to say that materials are being gathered for my Nifty range of individually decorated umbrellas. Ribbons, check. Buttons, check. Waterproof fabric paints… not there yet. Any recommendations?

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Umbrella DAY!

February 9, 2009

Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to announce that according to this source the 10th February is umbrella day. Yes, it is. 

Take your favourite brolly for a walk, send a friend a cheesy umbrella-themed e-card (see, it really is umbrella day), or better than all of that – buy an umbrella

Here are some more links about umbrella day: The Swcaffer Family Album, Idea Box and Dunloggin. None can explain who decided that it’s today or why. Please let me know if you have any idea. To celebrate the whole mysterious shebang here’s a great brolly love song (might get you in the mood for the weekend too).

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Umbrella image of the week

January 29, 2009

Vintage brolly lady
From a burlesque myspace site called Viva Valezz! Not sure where she got it from but ain’t it gorgeous.

In other news my brand spanking new umbrella site just got its eighth customer, but I’m sure there are more of you out there. I’m just working on getting the international shipping sorted and then I can pop them out to you world-wide!

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Merrybrella

January 28, 2009

Yet another umbrella blog proves that there are more umbrella fans coming out of the woodwork…
from t'other blog

This one is run by Canadian umbrella makers Cheeky and concentrates on finding humour in the rain. They’ve got some nice designs too… pretty, funky and flowery. Got to love the brolly world.