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A Brief History of the Market Umbrella

Posted by Jonathan Blampied on 21-Jul-2021 09:28:50

The market umbrella has a long regal history.

We are proud proponents of the umbrella, it's heritage and its future in the world.

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Topics: Shade systems, Outdoor Shade, Patio Umbrella, market umbrella

Quick Guide: How do I Brand a Cafe?

Posted by Jonathan Blampied on 28-May-2021 16:26:48

Branding is important for cafes and restaurants. Creating an irresistible brand is as important as creating an irresistible coffee for your patrons. Branding helps you stand out and outdo your competition. 

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Topics: Cafe Umbrella, Outdoor Area Ideas, commercial umbrella, commercial outdoor umbrella

How to take good Instagram photos of umbrellas

Posted by Jonathan Blampied on 04-May-2021 10:43:53

When you're making a cocktail, a pina colada if you will, the last thing you do is place a cocktail umbrella in to finish it off - before pulling out your phone and snapping a happy little picture for Instagram.

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Topics: cantilever umbrella, Pool Umbrella, outdoor living, photography tips

Outdoor Design Trends 2021: 21 Backyard design ideas.

Posted by Jonathan Blampied on 24-Nov-2020 10:46:08

In 2020 we released our definitive guide to backyard design to enthusiastic, wonderful triumph, we engaged with thousands of people from all over the world and facilitated their outdoor space designs. Since then we have been in communication with outdoor specifiers, designers and architects in their quest to expand backyards in a post-COVID world. As more people spend time within their own personal bubble, we've talked to experts across a broad spectrum to find the top outdoor trends for 2021.

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Topics: Outdoor Shade, outdoor design, outdoor living, BBQ

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