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Here are some of the things we find interesting, our thoughts and a collection of the things we love...

Balance Festival 2017

Posted by Cat in UmbrellaDesign

The Balance Festival, a new event for Londoners to discover a fresh approach to healthy eating, well being and fitness.   Some of the biggest names in clean eating in healthy eating and fitness attended, such as clean eating alice and the midful chef, sharing their stories of the hjourneys the...

Reflective - Covent Garden

Posted by Cat in UmbrellaDesign

Covent Garden is encouraging visitors to enjoy a moment of reflection with a new installation of 32,000 square feet of mirrors around the world-renowned Market Building. ‘Reflect London’ has been created to offer striking new perspectives of the historic site while concealing essential ...

Merry Christmas!

Posted by Cat in UmbrellaDesign

From all of us at Umbrella, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

umbrella Christmas Party

Posted by Cat in UmbrellaDesign

So the 'Umbrellas' had their Christmas Party last eve, and what an evening it was.  Good company, amazing food and atmosphere, we enjoyed the Chefs Table at the Gilbert Scott Restaurant, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. This was followed the following day by our annual Christmas Breakfast, where ...

The Design Museum - Opening Weekend

Posted by Cat in UmbrellaDesign

Set on the desirable High Street Kensington, The Design Museum is now open and I went down to see what exciting things it had to offer. Giving new life to the old Commonwealth institute, this is now a dramatic and architecturally striking building. Inside, the vast copper ceiling adds luminosity, w...

Dover Street Market - Loewe elephant installation

Posted by Cat in UmbrellaDesign

As avid fans of the ever evolving Dover Street Market we are soo excited and looking forward to visiting the new Loewe elephant installation.   The Loewe elephant coin purse seen season after season is shown off in a variety of vibrant and contemporary colours.   And if your not intereste...

Steve's trip to Rome in sketches

Posted by Cat in UmbrellaDesign

Brand Manager Steve Palanee recently took a trip to Rome. Luckily for us he documented it at every coffee (or more realistically) beer stop.   Umbrella as a company have always been known for sketching on the back of a napkin (founder Mark Fanthorpe) is always doodling ideas in meetings, on wh...

Does design affect our daily lives? Part One

Posted by Cat in UmbrellaDesign

I’m a London commuter; I can instantly feel your sympathy. However I am also a member of a train gang, not the bandit type, but an interesting group of fellow travelers who tend to take the same train as me. Over time our British reserve has been broken down as we trod on toes, and several &ld...

Nourish Kale 3D Cleanse Launch

Posted by Cat in UmbrellaDesign

We were lucky enough to be one of a chosen few to be invited to the launch of @Nourish_Skin kale3Dcleanse at the Bloomsbury's Dalloway Terrace. Provided with an amazing small plate of 'Nourish' Salad, develped with the Nourish team and chefs at the Bloomsbury Hotel, it was created with th...

V M Design Show 2016

Posted by Cat in UmbrellaDesign

One of our Senior Deisgners Adam Hewitt and Junior Intern Monika Sowa visited this years event to see what inspirational ideas we can all take from the V&M and Design Show 2016.