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  • Five other uses for the umbrella

    The umbrella has been typecast exclusively as an item to be used for weather protection, but if you release your mind from the typical definition you’ll see for yourself how many uses the umbrella can really offer. Read More

  • Making Your Wedding Day Stand Out for Less this Season

    The economy is growing, but so is the cost of a wedding. And wallets are becoming ever lighter for the simple pleasure of saying “I do” with loved ones. This post is a bit of a shameless plug we’ll admit, but wedding umbrellas have proven themselves a cost-effective way of making a unique and lasting wedding memory for your guests – and we’ve got the lowdown on just how they do it.

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  • Photographer creates stunning umbrella photo series

    An award winning photographer has recently generated a lot of buzz for his photo series incorporating the umbrella into his street photography. Read More

  • 5 iconic umbrellas from film and television

    Lost in Translation (2003)

    Sofia Coppola's cult movie chronicles the unlikely bond of young newlywed Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) and aging movie star Bob (Bill Murray). Many of the most beautiful scenes see conflicted Johansson wandering the streets of rainy Tokyo, water droplets dripping off her minimalistic clear umbrella.

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  • What do you know about the wettest place in the world?

    We love a good moan about the weather in this country, but do we really have it that bad in comparison to other places in the world? Did you know that the wettest place in the world is Mawsynram, a village in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya state in north-eastern India?

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  • 5 reasons to hope for rain on your wedding day!

    While a warm spring day can undoubtedly be a beautiful day for a wedding, here in Great Britain the weather is less than predictable. A sunny morning can turn into a watery afternoon in the blink of an eye. But there is no need to despair. Here are 5 reasons why rain on your big day is actually a blessing in disguise.

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  • Tired of losing your brolly? Check out this new singing umbrella solution!

    New Zealand brand Blunt has come up with a time saving, traceable and musical brolly for those who are sick of searching for their misplaced umbrellas.

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  • 6 umbrella etiquette tips for the refined gentleman

    Although it might seem like most men have opted for a cheap, quick option when it comes to their umbrellas, there are still plenty of men out there who carry a sturdy, well-pricey umbrella that matches their attire and general look. There’s absolutely no denying that an umbrella can still be as much of a gentleman's status symbol as a pair of Prada lace-ups.

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  • The Compact Umbrella Vs The Golf Umbrella

    Catching your umbrella in an inconveniently placed bush, spending ages trying to infuriatingly turn your umbrella outside-in and realising your umbrella is leaking, and soaking your pristinely straightened hair are scenarios us Brits know well. That’s why it is really important to choose your umbrella correctly. Here’s a few pointers to help you out:

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  • Discarded umbrellas find themselves with sad back stories and names on wonderful parody Facebook page

    We love umbrellas, in all shapes and sizes, so when we found out about a woman who has set up a Facebook page that is dedicated to sharing the troubles of discarded umbrellas by offering up fictional back stories and providing them with names, we simply had to share it with you!

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