Basil Bangs beach umbrellas + giveaway!

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Monday 13th December 2010

Beautiful beach umbrellas by Sydney based Basil Bangs!

Basil Bangs‘ Calypso umbrella – rrp $220.00

My personal favourite! Basil’s ‘Caroline Seabreeze’ Sunbrella with timber pole – rrp $450.00

These fabulous beach umbrellas from Sydney based Basil Bangs have had their fair share of pre-Christmas press already… but you know I don’t mind jumping on the bandwagon occasionally when something is particularly gorgeous – and especially when there is a reader giveaway involved!

Basil Bangs was started by 3 friends who all grew up on Sydney’s beaches, spending many a summer laying underneath a beach brolly.  Mike Durante is an Industrial designer within the surf industry, Lauren Boyce has a background in marketing & advertising, and Nicholas Chapman has worked in the fitness industry for years. Also a surfer, Nicholas was a keen collector of beach umbrellas long before Basil Bangs was born… his  personal collection served for a lot of inspiration for the design phase of Basil!

Basil’s three founders worked for 2 years to create the perfect range of vintage-inspired beach umbrellas, with beautiful detailing such as the unique die-cast aluminium ‘Basil Hinge’, retro fringing and, on the premium Luxury stripe range, a beautiful beech hardwood pole.  Their vibrant range was finally launched just this summer – and is already getting a lot of well-deserved attention!

I am always instantly enamoured with any local company who commit to doing just one thing really really well – although I must say I would be first in line if Basil decides to branch into larger garden / cafe-style umbrellas!   I’m desperate for some shade in my teeny back garden and Bunnings just isn’t cutting the mustard with their tired bottle green canvas offerings!

Lauren from Basil Bangs is a loyal Design Files reader (thankyou Lauren!), and has generously offered yet ANOTHER fabulous giveaway for Design Files readers!  One lucky winner will be able to choose any umbrella from the Basil Bangs range, (valued between $220 – $450) and Lauren will package it up and post it out before Christmas… man you guys are SO LUCKY!

To be in the running, please leave a comment here before midnight tonight, Melbourne time! A winner will be selected at random and contacted by email.  If you subscribe to these posts by email please don’t reply, just pop over to thedesignfiles.net and leave your comment there to enter :)

*Update – this giveaway has now been drawn at random, and the winner was comment #334 – congratulations Alice!  Thanks to everyone for all your fantabulous comments!

Huge thanks to the Basil Bangs team for this super generous giveaway… just in time for the holidays!

Quality detailing including the unique ‘Basil Hinge’

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Monday 13th December 2010


  • Adelaida 6 years ago

    Rain will be such a colourful event with this umbrella in a hand :)

  • c 6 years ago

    Wow …..love the flowers ….beautiful



  • Adelaida 6 years ago

    My mistake! – those are beach umbrellas :)

  • Jane 6 years ago

    Gorgeous, perfect for summer

  • Kate 6 years ago

    oooh Love the Caroline Seabreeze! Love the stripe, love the fringing, love the hinge, love the beech pole. I am moving to a house where the garden could be described (if I was being kind) as “retro” – this umbrella would make it look way better!

  • Madeleine 6 years ago

    I LOVE these beach umbrellas! They are gorgeous.
    Now give me one. Please.
    :) xx

  • Sue 6 years ago

    So gorgeous!! Makes me want to pack the wicker picnic basket and tartan rug, head off to the beach and listen to the transistor radio in the shade all afternoon!!!

  • gorgeous !! sure beats my current rust-stained ones !!!

  • Hat 6 years ago

    I am in desperate need of one of these at the beach, being a red head! They’re gorgeous. Well done on yet another amazing giveaway, TDF!

  • Erin English 6 years ago

    How wonderful! They’re stunning!
    Bring on the sunny days with one of those!
    Erin xx

  • Bec Vincent 6 years ago

    beachy keen to win this lovely prize. x Cherry Mistmas : )

  • Amalia 6 years ago

    OHHH.. Love the colours + prints !.. just in time for summer, would love to have one of these for the beach :)

  • Moira 6 years ago

    Perfect anywhere – especially Falls this New Year. Could I be so lucky – sun, music and a Basil Bangs.

  • Cleo Ryan 6 years ago

    They…are….beautiful. I would love one of those.

  • Katie 6 years ago

    Gorgeous. Yes please.

  • Daniel Eagles 6 years ago

    Smokin hot umbrella’s, for a Smokin hot summer!!! Give mean quick dip in the water and then some shade from these amazing prints, now that’s a good day!

  • Jude 6 years ago

    These would be great for getting my very pale and easily sunburnt husband down to the beach!

  • Gael Joyce 6 years ago

    ahhhh the need for shade.

  • jodie 6 years ago

    Do they come with matching dresses? And a wicker picnic basket full of cocktails. Heaven!

  • Jill Ruchel 6 years ago

    What truly gorgeous umbrellas! I think I asolutely must add one to my Christmas list! Good on you for pursuing your passion.

  • Sarah 6 years ago

    One of these would be perfect for our backyard…

  • Sophie 6 years ago

    These are so ACE!

  • Diana 6 years ago

    Well, well how gorgeous are these? Beauiful beach brollies fit for a European summer (or Dromana!). Love.

  • Belinda Jessup 6 years ago

    OMG Gorgeous ! can be a geek protected looking fabulous

  • Maja 6 years ago

    These umbrellas are beautiful! they remind me of Christmas as a kid on Avalon beach.

  • Dee 6 years ago

    I still hv a sunline from a trip to the beach last summer when my friends target brolly had its last gasp – so this umbrella will be definitely be put to use!

  • One Crafty Mumma 6 years ago

    Thanks so much for the gorgeous giveaway. We’ve just built a wood fired oven in the back yard and are planning turkey pizza for Christmas day, so a beautiful umbrella would be so perfect. I just need to hope for a little sunshine in Tasmania now :)

  • sarah 6 years ago

    Please please pretty please. I LOVE these umbrellas!

  • Bianca 6 years ago

    oh these are so beautiful. My favourite is definately Caroline Seabreeze, especially with the added black fringing.

  • Anna 6 years ago

    I have beach days planned with my two stepdaughters Isabella (12) & Scarlett (15)- who’s so into vintage and retro she recently bought a retro green and white polka dot bikini -they would just look way to cool sunning under one of these x

  • TJ 6 years ago

    Would love the ‘Caroline Seabreeze’ on my terrace!

  • juliet 6 years ago

    OMG, just went looking for beach umbrellas yesterday – would love one of these!

  • SarahC 6 years ago

    Love. Husband and I were just talking about getting a beach umbrella yesterday. Universal timing – Beautiful.

  • Sharon 6 years ago

    The absolute coolest sun protection…I’d not want to leave the beach!

  • Suzzanne 6 years ago

    How gorgeous, just what I need to make my christmas perfect

  • kirsty callow 6 years ago

    Nothing like people talking about you on the beach…but it would all be about the umbrella!! Way cool, stylish and fringed…love love love

  • Annabel 6 years ago

    Ooh La La. Le Pixel one is mine. x

  • Beth 6 years ago

    wow they are beautiful! the one that looks like its pixelated (sp?) is my fave

  • Kelly 6 years ago

    Oh man, I have been craving that Pixel one since I first saw it weeks ago. Seriously stunning!

  • daisy 6 years ago

    i think these bright beachy brollies are very cool. we dont live near the beach but i would looove one for our backyard.

  • Kate B 6 years ago

    beautiful! just need some wedges, full swimsuit and retro sunnies and my look is complete!

  • liz 6 years ago

    Oh those would be wonderful on the beach this summer

  • sarah 6 years ago

    lovely, yes please!

  • di 6 years ago

    yes please, our sun is brutal this summer!

  • Jennine 6 years ago

    Would love to sun under one of these.

  • Raewyn 6 years ago

    Loving the orange stripe, so cute for summer in the sun!!

  • Kellie 6 years ago

    Just what I need!

  • Tim H 6 years ago

    hiding from the sun without being mocked – i’m on board

  • Claire 6 years ago

    Roll on summer.

  • Ruth V 6 years ago

    These are just the bee’s knees of umbrellas – I love them!
    The red and orange one is especially delicious :)

  • Sarah 6 years ago

    i need cool shade!

  • Kylie D 6 years ago


  • Absolutely fantastic! Count me in please!

  • Sarah B 6 years ago

    Wowza, I love the pixelated one! Whilst we never get any decent weather down here in Hobart (just kidding!!) :), if I don’t need it for sun protection I can always use it for rain protection. Please please count me in!!

  • Coco 6 years ago

    What dazzling protection…Sure beats Zinc!

  • Molly 6 years ago

    A big beach umbrella would be perfect for my christmas at the beach.

  • Elizabeth 6 years ago

    LOVE THEM!!!

  • Genna Campton 6 years ago

    Wow. Another great giveaway.

  • Tania 6 years ago

    Oh I am SO with you on the backyard/cafe style umbrella thing- our garden is crying out for shade (umbrella style) and I can’t find anything out there! Thank god BB has the beach covered (or park picnics)…

  • Mandy 6 years ago

    I have been searching and searching for the perfect vintage beach umbrella to take away on an upcoming beach holiday. These umbrellas are PERFECT! Yes please.

  • Bronwyn 6 years ago

    They’re gorgoues! would love to spend summer under one of those this summer

  • loredana 6 years ago

    how hot and shaded could i be this summer??!!

  • Jessamy 6 years ago

    Bring on summer! Love the very retro flower umbrella.

  • Debbie 6 years ago

    Oh my, do they come with matching bikinis!

  • Belinda 6 years ago

    There are so many amazing, talented Australians. I love it!

  • Natalie Singh 6 years ago

    we used to have a beach umbrella a bit like a couple of these when I was growing up in the 70s!

  • Kirsty 6 years ago

    The perfect beach companion! Retro gold!

  • G Patrick 6 years ago

    perfect for lying on the beach without getting burnt. slip, slop, slap and put up a shade!

  • Stephanie 6 years ago

    Perfect for summer! So gorgeous!

  • Brismod 6 years ago

    I’d love a brolly for the beach! Please count me in! x

  • leah 6 years ago

    Gorgeous! Perfect for my pale PALE skin!

    Fingers crossed x

  • Sally Dixon 6 years ago

    I second your suggestion for an expansion into garden/cafe style umbrellas. They are lovely.

  • Jo 6 years ago

    Now I’m dreaming of a calypso…

  • boldaslove 6 years ago

    OMG these would look so great in my backyard! I can imagine cocktails under that awesome pixel pattern!

  • Tania 6 years ago

    On the top of my “wish list”. Love!

  • Libby 6 years ago

    My boys would look so cute under one of these!

  • Rebecca O'Mahoney 6 years ago

    finally a beach umbrella that I would proudly carry to the beach and sit under ALL day long. Hurah!

  • Eva 6 years ago


  • Zoe Jones 6 years ago

    These brollies are absolutely gorgeous. I just adore the summer lovin’ colours.

  • Justine 6 years ago

    love!! so many amazing giveaways! thank you!

  • Lu 6 years ago

    Gorgeous Colours! Merry Christmas. xXx

  • Tone 6 years ago

    Perfect for our family beach holiday in January! Just gorgeous!

  • Michelle Fieldsend 6 years ago

    I grew up on the South Coast NSW and these umbrellas take me back to those days ! We still go back each year for Christmas – what a retro way to enjoy the days !!

  • kimbalee 6 years ago

    we are off to the beach for Summer holidays for the first time with our little girl…we are hoping that this is a start of a yearly trend….how FABULOUS would it be if she could start her beach holiday memories under one of these gorgeous structures….sigh…….

  • Hunter 6 years ago

    The design of these umbrellas makes them stand out from the crowd. I absolutely adore them and would love to shelter my family from the harsh Australian sun under one of these beauties!!

  • Sama 6 years ago

    Fab beach umbrellas!

  • Kirsten 6 years ago

    spectacular. i really can’t decide which i love more – the modern pixels or retro fringing.

  • DH 6 years ago

    oh please oh please oh please

  • Bron66 6 years ago

    These are so beautiful! We could use them anywhere!!

  • Elkie A 6 years ago

    These are so cool! Get it? Haha Fingers crossed I get picked…..

  • belsierre 6 years ago

    Great blog! I like it soo much!

  • Blue Penguin 6 years ago

    I love these! First saw them on the Mr Jason Grant blog, and just think they’re the perfect mix of modern and retro. And would be so fabulous with a polka dot swimsuit… The Carolina Seabreeze is definitely my favourite, too – such great fresh colours

  • Imogen 6 years ago

    Amazing – want to be on the beach with one right now!

  • Monika 6 years ago

    Love them. They are just perfect. Fingers crossed. x

  • chloe o reilly 6 years ago

    Wow, much better then a tent from the cancer council..

  • Theresa 6 years ago

    Oh the fringing! Oh the colours! Fab!!

  • Beautiful. Dolce Mango and Caroline Seabreeze are just gorgeous. Mind you, they are all fabulous designs.

    Sandy K

  • Sabicam 6 years ago

    WOW! What an amazing range!!! I agree, larger cafe style umbrellas are needed asap for all Melbourne courtyards :)

  • Olivia 6 years ago

    All lovely! I especially like the striped designs :)

  • Jo 6 years ago

    Want! My pasty skin will thank you.

  • Kim 6 years ago


  • Sian 6 years ago

    ah i’d love one and then maybe the melbourne sun would come out!

  • Sara 6 years ago

    How cool would I look on the beach with one of those beauties! wowsers!

  • Kate E 6 years ago

    Yes, yes, yes about time someone turned a design eye to the beach umbrella. Compliments to the maker. Bring on the sun now Melbourne.

  • Caitlin 6 years ago

    The perfect brolly for a freckle monster…

  • Anna 6 years ago

    being tan-less has never looked so stylish!

  • Michelle 6 years ago

    Style up my summer. They’re gorgeous.

  • Jen Arnold 6 years ago

    EEP! The umbrella I currently have was once green but it is now a miserable faded grey, not very summery or cheery! If I won this sweet giveaway, I could finally put that bad boy to rest and stop bringing the gloom to summer.


  • Lisa 6 years ago

    Stylish and practical. Love it!

  • Schmoggs 6 years ago

    Bangin’ Umbrellas!

  • Melissa 6 years ago

    Ahhh I am loving the colours they have used with these beach umbrellas.
    What an Aussie design!

  • Catherine 6 years ago

    LOVE these umbrellas. Goregous! x

  • Penelope 6 years ago

    What a beautiful giveaway.. my fingers will be crossed! Thanks Lucy x

  • Andrea 6 years ago

    Love. Love.
    I love its take on the umbrella’s of old IE when i was a kid we had one just like these – only the Basil Bangs versions are way more sophistcated than they could ever have been – the difference is in the details!

  • Maria Pena 6 years ago

    omg, to go surfing and be looking back at any of these gorgeous umbrellas on the beach, knowing it’s MINE! oh, yes please.xxxx

  • kathryn 6 years ago

    oooh – i have been wanting one of these umbrellas for ages!

  • Erin 6 years ago

    Love the one with the black fringing!! Need it for summer!!

  • Grant 6 years ago

    pixel me happy, great designs.

  • Rosie 6 years ago

    Please start my Christmas with a Basil Bang!

  • Margarette 6 years ago

    GORGEOUS, JUST GORGEOUS !!! SHOULD I BE SO LUCKY TO WIN ONE ? The colours are all sublime and the details simply the icing. A fab product, well done guys.xx

  • Bernardo Jarrin 6 years ago

    Yes please…

  • Kittty 6 years ago

    So wonderful. What I’d do to be at the beach under one of those.

  • JB 6 years ago

    Gorgeous umbrella. Prefect for summer.

  • Emma 6 years ago

    love stripes

  • Sam Saye 6 years ago

    OHOHOH!! Beautiful!! I’ve been trying to find a beach umberella like these ones for ages… I especially love the rainbow chequered one.

  • Eve 6 years ago

    Yes please!
    They’re fantastic!

  • Chris 6 years ago

    Maria Pena said “omg, to go surfing and be looking back at any of these gorgeous umbrellas on the beach, knowing it’s MINE! oh, yes please.xxxx”



  • Andy B 6 years ago


  • Donna Kelly 6 years ago

    Oh my, such memories of childhood! – Caroline Seabreeze is the business!

  • Natasha Morgan 6 years ago

    I love the pixelated umbellas!! very beautiful

  • Katie 6 years ago

    oooh so pretty! I’ve been searching for the perfect beach umbrella for so long! Bondi here I come!

  • Elizabeth Fell 6 years ago

    The technicolour one is FABULOUS!

  • Michelle 6 years ago

    Great colours – so summery!

  • Louise (Table Tonic) 6 years ago

    Left a comment and now it’s gone… Here’s another one – LOVE the BB Brollies!

  • Natalie 6 years ago

    YES PLEASE!!!!!

  • markvzdj 6 years ago

    take me to the beach!

  • Rebecca Boland 6 years ago

    Wow, I’ve been obsessing over that pixel umbrella for months, can’t believe you’re giving one away, would love to win it! Please Please Please.
    Merry Christmas!

  • Dee Peraic 6 years ago

    Perfect for summer!! Love, love love it!!

  • kristen 6 years ago

    Well done Basil Bangs ! Retro beach and surf never goes out of style.

  • Natalie 6 years ago

    me please…

  • Tristonne Forbes 6 years ago

    So many giveaways lately! These are gorgeous!

  • Ami bassett 6 years ago

    Just what a super white city girl needs to stay fashionably out if the sun! X

  • Emma 6 years ago


  • DesB 6 years ago

    Oh My My! How I can see myself lying under one of these! My kids would love it too! They really want us to get a beach brolley for us to all sit under…fingers crossed….. ps: LOVE the colors!!!

  • rachel 6 years ago

    Just spent this LOVELY weekend at the beach, and am now starting the week with a not-so-lovely sunburn….too bad I hadn’t know about these FAB umbrellas!

  • Barbara 6 years ago

    I will never not find my towel on the beach again with one of these fantastic umbrellas! What a gift Basil Bangs is to beaches all over Australia! Yes please……

  • Kerri 6 years ago

    Not one of my friends will forget which apartment is mine with this divine umbrella on the balcony! they ooze summer!

  • Taryn 6 years ago

    Now we just need the summer weather to hit Melbourne!

  • Jane 6 years ago

    They are SO gorgeous! I love the Dolce Mango… way to brighten a beach picnic :o)

  • Pippa 6 years ago

    Ohh I love the orange one, yes please!

  • Lauren G 6 years ago

    Wow, they’re great – just in time for summer!

  • Casie 6 years ago

    One of these would stand out amongst a sea of umbrellas from Bunnings! Visit the peninsula on a hot day to see what I’m talking about. I’d be very happy sitting under one of those designs.

  • Jane 6 years ago

    Spectacular umbrellas! I’d love one!

  • Suzie 6 years ago

    Too good to be true – such a great product. Well done for finding this gap in the market. Soooo gorgeous xxsuzie

  • Lizzy C 6 years ago

    Just in time for summer….

    fingers crossed :)

  • Laura 6 years ago

    dear lucy, how do you keep coming up with such wonderful giveaways….

  • Tamera 6 years ago

    Oh my, the more I see these umbrellas, the more I want one. Please pretty please!!

  • rebecca 6 years ago

    these umbrellas are seriously gorgeous! you HAVE had so many lovely giveaways lately!

  • kate 6 years ago

    these are so gorgeous…the perfect replacement to my tired old beach umbrella which has seen better days!

  • Rachel 6 years ago


  • Nola 6 years ago

    Just what I need, I never go to the beach but this year that’s where I’ll be. I would love the Basil Bangs Caroline Seabreeze Sunbrella to take with me during my Chrissy holidays.

  • michelle 6 years ago

    please pick me, you know i am the perfect person to laze away the day under one of these….

  • Nellie 6 years ago

    amazing unbrellas! just what i need for my beach holiday ahead!! x x x

  • Camilla Stirling 6 years ago

    OOOOhhhhh how lovely!

  • Gab 6 years ago

    so colourful and gorgeous! oooh, i’d love one, please :)

  • Mel 6 years ago

    ohhh … they just scream summer at the beach – i love it!

  • Jenn 6 years ago

    These are fabulous! I would love to win!! :)

  • Marie-Ange 6 years ago

    Wow that floral calypso umbrella is gorgeous!

  • Catherine 6 years ago


  • Carmen 6 years ago

    Takes me back to my childhood. Only a much more glamorous and stylish version!

  • Laura 6 years ago

    Awesome! That pixelly one is fabulous.

    Please count me in for the giveaway.

  • Mich 6 years ago

    They’re so gorgeous!

  • Andre 6 years ago

    My wife has a hoodie from H&M that matches that umbrella second from the top (i.e. with the fluoro pixels) perfectly!

  • Sarah 6 years ago

    Cool as a cucumber! Dear Lucy, won’t you save me from the blistering summer sun in WA…

  • Lauren 6 years ago

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Basil Bangs!! What an awesome excuse to go to the beach xoxo

  • Rae 6 years ago

    the Aussie iconic beach umbrella – resuscitated – brought-back-to-life – passed down to the next generation with a bold bright BANG!! Yes please….

  • Lisa 6 years ago

    they are beautiful. great blog.

  • Christina 6 years ago

    Great to finally see a successful modern-take on the classic retro umbrella!

  • Susie 6 years ago

    Gorgeous! Love the fringes AND the summer stripes!

  • lucy 6 years ago

    just in time for beachy holidays!

  • stephen m 6 years ago

    I love love love multicolored pixelated one. beautiful

  • Lauren 6 years ago

    Perfect for ‘slip slop slap’. Especially in North Queensland. Love the pixellated pattern!

  • Rachel 6 years ago

    Wow stunning works of art and they keep you cool too! Pls pick me and my red-head one year old daughter will thank you for it!!

  • jessica anne 6 years ago

    these are beautiful – just the way to protect my pale skin from blistering in the brutal sun

  • Chantal 6 years ago

    The perfect beach distraction for skin that hasn’t been exposed to the Australian summer for over 20 years, feel I could now head to the beach with Basil.

  • Frances 6 years ago

    I would loooove one of these to brighten up my summer!

  • Ash 6 years ago

    Ooooh! You’d be the envy of everyone on the beach with one of these beautiful umbrellas! The orange stripey one is just beautiful!

  • Tahle Ferguson 6 years ago

    Oh I love the bright colours and fringing! So nostalgic, reminds of sunny afternoons in my grandmother’s garden!

  • Jill 6 years ago

    Have never seen such gorgeousness in a beach umbrella! Love them.

  • Andrea 6 years ago

    Amazing – would LOVE one :)

  • ix 6 years ago


  • They’re so gorgeous! I love Le Pixel – that would be so beautiful from below, like a kaleidoscope. If only it would get warm enough for the beach now!

  • Anna 6 years ago

    So cute and perfect for summer!!

  • Grant 6 years ago

    ooh la la I can imagine it now…. the scene on the beach. The family the esky and the most stunning umbrella the beach has ever seen.

  • jo price 6 years ago

    …not fussy I would happily take any one of these beauties – lovely :)

  • msd 6 years ago

    That multi-coloured pixel umbrella is very, very cool.

  • Daisy 6 years ago

    Great to see people filling a niche so gorgeously! It’s obvious the Basil Bangs team have put a lot of design time and energy into this delicious range

  • Elizabeth 6 years ago

    Pleeeeeeeeeeeeease pick me.
    I already havet he ipod/icebox, and towels, i just need the umbrella.

  • Sonja Janmaat 6 years ago

    After holidaying in Italy I have become obsessed beach umbrellas, why do we see so little f them on beaches in Australia? Beach shelters just seem so hot compared to the cool breeze one can have under a beach umbrella. These from Basil Bangs are truelly gorgeous and hopefully one will accompany me and my bubba to the beach soon.. it’s ime to start a Basil Bang beach umbrella trend in Sydney!

  • Em 6 years ago

    Just beautiful. Can’t think of a much better way of spending a lazy summer’s afternoon than lounging in the shade of a sunbrella!

  • Bel 6 years ago

    Nice one!

  • Jen Pearce 6 years ago

    Fun in the sun with Basil Bangs!

  • Kara Paterson 6 years ago

    OMG…..What amazing colours, I want one!!! They are just adorable, the perfect beach accessory…xx

  • emgem 6 years ago

    The pixelated one is so cool.

  • micha 6 years ago

    These are fantastic!!….and I’m on the hunt for a beach umbrella as I finally have a big backyard, but shade is scarce, not to mention wiling away the hours by the sea. : )

  • Yvette Madelaine 6 years ago

    Must admit my favorite is the Calypso with the retro fringing!
    it just makes me want to put on a pair of cat eye pastel framed sunglasses & eat an icypole! :D

  • Angie 6 years ago

    oo la la – Le Pixel is tres colour-tastic!

  • Alarna O'Connell 6 years ago

    LOVE the pixel one.

  • Christine 6 years ago

    love to win one!

  • Jen 6 years ago

    Count me in!

  • Ebony Morehouse 6 years ago

    Count me in . . . my fingers and toes are crossed :-)

  • Glenda 6 years ago

    Any of them would look absolutely fabulous at Palm Cove on New Years Day! Just gorgeous – I’ve put it on my Christmas wish list

  • Deanne Wald 6 years ago

    A much better look than the current sun dome !!

  • Kylie 6 years ago

    These are just lovely!

  • kylie jackes 6 years ago

    I am fortunate to enjoy real seabreeze at home, now I just need a seabreeze drink and seabreeze umbrella and I’d have the perfect trio.
    I love them, perfect for the beach and the backyard.

  • Melita 6 years ago

    One of these would look fantastic on our deck – gorgeous giveaway again!! xx

  • TARA BOULEVARD 6 years ago


  • Estelle 6 years ago

    Oh My, how lovely….

  • sarah 6 years ago

    These should be compulsory for any outdoor event!

  • Jasmine 6 years ago

    Oh so beautiful … and perfect for Melbourne weather …

  • gb 6 years ago

    o la la.

  • alice 6 years ago

    amazing!!! so many beautiful colours all amazing to sit under the wonderful australian sun!

  • Bridie 6 years ago

    They are so lovely – what a stylish way of not getting burnt!

  • Jacinta 6 years ago

    These remind me of my childhood beach days! A – M – A – Z – I – N – G !

  • Annalisa Giudici 6 years ago

    Very summery and very cool. They remind me of the beach umbrellas we had as little kids, although they are rather more stylish! Would love to win one. Thanks, x

  • Anna Di Pietro 6 years ago

    Great colours and details. I’d love to have one.

  • Lucie 6 years ago

    Wow they remind me of my childhood!

  • Alex 6 years ago

    Umbrellas with fringes! So freaking awesome.

  • melanie 6 years ago

    i’d love to win one of these. will go perfectly with my lawn flamingo.

  • Vanessa 6 years ago

    Beautiful – I hope they make garden ones too!

  • FEDe 6 years ago

    Le Pixel is a classic on its own. The Truly Aussie Beach Umbrella.

  • renee 6 years ago

    I saw Le Pixel on Bondi last Saturday – first time I’ve had beach umbrella envy! Just gorgeous!

  • imogen pullar 6 years ago

    Oh how i’ve searched high and low for the perfect beach umbrella. I was beginning to worry that I would be sitting on the beach frying in the hot sun. Hooray for Basil Bangs!

  • Lydia 6 years ago

    The Caroline Seabreeze design is bound to make all my friends green with envy. I love it.

  • Jackie 6 years ago

    Seeing these makes me so excited for summer holidays!

  • Claire 6 years ago

    Break out the tyre swans, very un-PC concrete critters, lawn sprinklers, cane chairs and crazee paving – with the Basil Bangs umbrella centre stage a very retro festive season is on the way….. Truly fabulous!

  • Kristin Rowe 6 years ago

    I can easily picture myself and my two boys at the beach under one of these beautiful umbrellas. Okay maybe me reading a book watching the boys make sand castles under the beautiful umbrella lol.. Thanks for the wonderful opportunity and I hope you have a Merry Christmas.

  • Anna M 6 years ago

    OMG! I would kill for that pixel design. My balcony has no roof, this would be perfect for me.

  • katy mills 6 years ago

    I have been on the eternal search for a beach umbrella, and finally my dreams have come true!! these umbrella’s are beautiful and I would love to find one under my xmas tree for me!!! my summer will be complete with a basil bang umbrella!

  • michelle 6 years ago

    wowsers. these remind me of the fabulous vintage umbrella my family used to take down to the beach with us. gorgeous!

  • Eko Pam 6 years ago

    Love a good beach umbrella!

  • Suzy 6 years ago

    I’ve seen these somewhere else before, and have marvelled at them again today. I agree, it’s great when some clever people look at a staple product and just do it better and cooler than before!

  • Catherine H 6 years ago

    one day, when I grow up, I want one of these umbrella’s to lounge under and keep my flawless (!?) complection safe……

  • Dominique 6 years ago

    i saw one of these beautiful things on Tamarama Beach in Sydney over the weekend. My lobster shoulders would have liked to enjoy the shady spot underneath one….

  • Naomi Rukavina 6 years ago

    rain ran go away, come again another day
    come on summer; be here today
    basil bangs will provide the shade!

  • Gill 6 years ago

    Love these beach umbrellas!

    I burn so easily, but I could be sun safe and the most stylish kid on the beach, win, win!

  • Jane Leadbetter 6 years ago

    Port Campbell would never be the same with one of these!

  • Sally 6 years ago

    I just love Le Pixel. The perfect blend of retro and modern.

  • Lizzie 6 years ago

    sun smart is good!

  • Danielle 6 years ago

    Gorgeous brollies! Love the hinge. Perfect for the beach!

  • olivia 6 years ago

    what stunning beach umbrellas!

  • Justin H 6 years ago

    Very very nice… bring on the shade!

  • bel 6 years ago

    So lovely! fingers crossed for more sunshine…

  • Sandra D 6 years ago

    Love the timber poles and fringing. How cute are they? I’m always jealous when I see someone else under a beach umbrella. Giveaway or not, I think I will have to acquire one this summer…

  • jen hall 6 years ago

    oh gosh i just love basil bangs! x

  • Elleski 6 years ago

    I need a beach umbrella and am shopping for one at the moment!!
    These designs are so beautiful!!

  • JacQueline 6 years ago

    Gimme the flowers

  • Sam 6 years ago

    I Like!

  • Chrystie 6 years ago

    Count me in. A lovely way to recline in the shade.

  • Sarah 6 years ago

    pick me, pick me! my pale skin meeds all the help it can get at the beach this summer…

  • sylvia 6 years ago

    A must have beach essential!!! please

  • Mrs de Groot 6 years ago

    I have been looking high and low for beach umbrellas that look gorgeous, stand out, and don’t have any unpleasant beer branding on them! Hurrah!!!!! Even more reason to head to beach and enjoy the shade, warm breeze and ree-lax-a-tion!

  • Lyndal 6 years ago

    Lovely! I need one to cover my son at the beach.

  • Kerry Smith 6 years ago

    I love the way Basil BAngs draws on 1950s Aussie beach culture

  • Kate 6 years ago

    aw, perfect.

  • Ash 6 years ago

    Ash a pale ginger, I neeeeeed one of these. These are the best umbrellas i have seen yet, its going to be a bright summer

  • Erin 6 years ago

    Count me in for a calypso!!! No really, count me in! Im what is affectionately known as a ‘ranga’. I could really do with some stylish shade at the beach!!!

  • Siska 6 years ago

    yeah, these are perfect!

  • jess 6 years ago

    oh my yes!

  • Baffiny 6 years ago

    Loving the bright summery prints

  • Hannah 6 years ago

    I’ve never seen these before, but what a great idea – as you say, boring Bunnings umbrellas just don’t compare to these stunners!

  • Kym 6 years ago

    A fair skin family, first beach holiday and playing in the pool in the backyard, I couldn’t think of something more perfect to have! Please Santa send a beach umbrella my way!

  • elissa c 6 years ago

    Ooh, I love the Pixel design.

  • Nerida 6 years ago

    I have very fair skin and would love to shade it under a beautiful umbrella.

  • Ev 6 years ago

    We’re all going on a summer holiday!

  • Erin 6 years ago

    These are brilliant- please Santa!

  • Elisha 6 years ago

    LOVE it !!

  • Julia De Bono 6 years ago

    These are so gorgeous! Just what we need for the beach!
    Pretty please Design Files! :)

  • Nicki 6 years ago

    Oh I do love to be beside the seaside… so summery and fun.

  • Meaghan 6 years ago

    I can feel the sea breeze already! Lovely prizes!
    Thank you!

  • Sarah 6 years ago

    These umbrellas are stunning! I’d love to spend all summer long lounging under one :)

  • Ed 6 years ago

    Sitting in my back garden, under a pixelated umbrella, eating tomato and BASIL pizza from our wood fired oven with some BANGING tunes. Sounds like my kind of Christmas!

  • Shelley 6 years ago

    Soooo gorgeous, pixel one is super-cute!

  • Clare 6 years ago

    Oh gosh these are gorgeous! I love the pixelated one. Though I agree that I’d definitely be keen to to see some cafe-sized umbrellas, and some personal-brolly sized ones too (the long, strolling kind, not the stupid collapsible umbrellas that blow inside out almost straight away).

  • missymay 6 years ago

    lovely! perfect for my court yard!

  • Lyndal 6 years ago

    definitely on the wish list for summer. thanks for another amazing giveaway DF! x x

  • Milena 6 years ago

    These umbrella are gorgeous! Perfect for our upcoming seaside holiday! Would be absolutely stoked to get one!

  • Kara 6 years ago

    Just what I need…a beautiful umbrella!

  • Lee 6 years ago

    Arghh! I want one – I will be the most stylish puddle jumper in Melbourne :-)

  • Amie Mason 6 years ago

    Beautiful umbrellas. I feel like going to the beach now

  • Jungle Jane 6 years ago

    Oh happy nostalgia! Summer breeze luffing in the brolly fringe while the 7 year old me gazes dreamily upon the underside, towels and togs gritty with sand, nose prickling with sunburn, hot dry air thin with the noise of things that need not concern me. My friend lying next to me sucking on a strand of my sun bleached salty hair because ‘it tastes like fish and chips’! Thank-you Basil Bangs for evoking such fond memories with these fabulous umbrellas. Bang on!

  • Kathryn 6 years ago

    Cue Le Train Bleu to the Riviera…beautiful!

  • Brian 6 years ago

    Wow, these look sweet as, would love to win one for my little lady.

  • Jessica Lowther 6 years ago

    This would be perfect for my summer beach break!

  • Barb Fisher 6 years ago

    I was coveting the Pixel umbrella by Basil Bangs just the other day!

  • Jessica 6 years ago

    Simply beautiful designs!

  • Kate 6 years ago

    I have my fingers crossed sooooo tightly! These umbrellas are super rad amazing!

  • Liz Kennedy 6 years ago

    These umbrellas are so beautiful, a perfect companion for the beach. Thank you so much for the chance to win one. x

  • Leah 6 years ago

    Oh these are just too cute! Beach babes around the world are drooling at these beauties!

  • Emily 6 years ago

    Reminds me of happy beach days with my family. LOVING the squares design!

  • Alecia 6 years ago

    Just the thing to keep nasty skin cancer at bay this summer!! They are a must for every beach goer, picnicer, or summer lover to keep those rays at bay!

  • Rachel 6 years ago

    These are absolutely gorgeous umbrellas. My favourite is definitely the pixelated square one– great colours.

  • wendy june 6 years ago

    shadie goodness.

  • Sarah 6 years ago

    such happy things.

  • Urban Charis 6 years ago

    Diggin’ the retro vibe Basil Bangs! Suntans are so not vogue nowadays. Sandy toes crossed!

  • Bianca 6 years ago

    Very nice. Please count me in ! Thanks Lucy

  • Leesa 6 years ago

    If only…..I would be so shadingly excited to win one….thanks for the opportunity Lucy & Basil (which just happens to be my cats name!) x

  • Brenda Nash 6 years ago

    These umbrellas are so old school they are v. cute!

  • STEPH 6 years ago

    loving the yellow frame and the tassles..what every good beach brolly should have!

  • Liza 6 years ago

    the colour combos are just summer all over – love them!

  • Susan 6 years ago

    Reminiscent of childhood summers in the 60’s! Beautiful detailing and fabrics.

  • Lyndal 6 years ago

    Gorgeous, gorgeous designs. Perfect for those hot summer days at the beach, or even in the back yard!!

  • Sarah 6 years ago

    They just sing “Summer”

  • PK 6 years ago

    Gorgeous for summer even crazy Melbourne ones!! :) Just looking at them makes you feel summery

  • Felicity 6 years ago

    Reminds me of going to the beach as a kid :)

  • Clare 6 years ago

    Beach umbrellas make me smile. Basil Bangs beach umbrellas make me happy.

  • Lizzie 6 years ago

    Oh! I would love to be in the draw! They would look fantastic in my courtyard.

  • Jo S 6 years ago

    bring on a scorcher!!!

  • Paula 6 years ago

    Excellent, a beautiful showy beach unbrella that will detract from my non-beach friendly body.

  • ErinW 6 years ago

    What gorgeous umbrellas!!

  • Meg 6 years ago

    Mmmmh. Heaven. Enough rain already… I’m quite prepared to do an umbrella-sun-dance to bring on the sunshine (and one of these treasures…)

  • Mark 6 years ago

    Would love to enjoy a day at the beach under one of these.

  • Jennifer Comar 6 years ago

    So fabulous and colorful. Maybe one of those in my yard will bring on summer a little faster ;)…………

  • Lydia B 6 years ago

    Love the graphic print in the first pic!!!

  • Mimi K 6 years ago

    Just what I need, I have enough freckles already.

  • Georgina 6 years ago

    I love them! They will look gorgeous on the beach – I wish they made bathers to match!

  • Su 6 years ago

    absolutely stunning, can i be so lucky???

  • rachael 6 years ago

    wow!! they are fab….lots of great new beach memories to be made with one of those!!

  • Bec Smith 6 years ago

    The pixel umbrella makes me swoon. It is gorgeous. Christmas at Airey’s Inlet in style! Oh yeah!!

  • brigid 6 years ago

    oh i need one! so great looking. they’d be perfect for my unsheltered back porch or to protect me at the beach!

  • Torunn 6 years ago

    Awesome umbrellas!!! Love the colourful pixels/squares!

  • Pen 6 years ago

    Dolce Mango is just what I need to keep the sun off my freckles at the beach!

  • Lyn 6 years ago

    I can still remember lying under the family’s blue and yellow striped umbrella, the fringing wafting in the breeze. Definitely a summer must have!

  • Alice 6 years ago

    Glorious, glorious, glorious!!! Putting the SMART in sunsmart ;-)

  • cleamoureuse 6 years ago

    Pixelise me please! Lovely!

  • Laura 6 years ago

    Love love love them! Fingers crossed!

  • adele 6 years ago

    yes please! how colourful are they?! gorgeous!

  • Brigid Sundborn 6 years ago

    very lovely!

  • Jasmine 6 years ago

    pick me, pick me ;)
    They are wonderful

  • nicole 6 years ago

    just lurve the bright colours! I’d heart one!

  • Celeste 6 years ago

    These are SO cute. Would love to be sipping on a Corona under one of these with my girlfriends at the beach this New Years! xx

  • Melissa 6 years ago

    wow they are beautiful

  • Patrice 6 years ago

    Basil’s got it Bang on. These are super cool. Love the stripes and the retro fringing! We’re off to the beach in Qld in January … Basil, do you want to join us?

  • Tamara 6 years ago


  • Nicola 6 years ago

    Waaaaaa! I’ve been terribly in love with that pixelated umbrlla forever!

  • Mary Anne Pangilinan 6 years ago

    The pixelated umberella is gorgeous!!! Sunny and bright and fabulous! Thanks Lucy and Basil Bangs!

  • ML 6 years ago

    Basil Bangs, you belong in my life…

  • Fi 6 years ago

    This is what I remember doing with beach umbrellas when I was a kid! http://www.flickr.com/photos/egenerica/3930066627/in/set-72157623507169829/

  • Jane 6 years ago

    Wooow. Keep up the great work (and generosity!) Basil Bangs. These beautiful umbrellas will be sure to brighten up some lucky persons life I’m sure!

  • Jessie 6 years ago

    Oh love! Buying my first home in the new year, and this would be perfect for the deck!

  • Ms OK 6 years ago

    I love a company that chooses to perfect the glorious umbrella! Yes please!

  • Raoul 6 years ago

    B-B-B-Beautiful Basil Bangs Beach Brolly ! ! !

  • Meredith 6 years ago

    So lovely!!!

  • Shalala 6 years ago

    Basil Bangs and so do I!

  • Catherine 6 years ago

    They are so gorgeous – if we needed another incentive to go to the beach this summer, that floral umbrella would definitely be it!

  • Mary 6 years ago

    Yummy umbrellas, they remind me of the funky 60s ones my parents had.

  • Kate 6 years ago

    Wow. They are stunning.
    Imagine how awesome our beaches would look if everyone had umbrellas like that!

  • Carla 6 years ago

    fabulous cheery colour for the backyard!

  • Timoli 6 years ago

    love the pixilated umbrella…. tres beach chic!

  • Laura 6 years ago

    What a wonderful early Christmas present for one lucky person!

  • Emily 6 years ago

    Oh la la. A snazzy umbrella like that for the beach….. Yes please! Lucy your giveaways are on fire!

  • Kate 6 years ago

    I love these retro beauties…..Le Pixel’s my fave!

  • Dee 6 years ago

    Fringetastic! My summer wants this. Bad.

  • Louise 6 years ago

    What a wonderful giveaway! I have my fingers crossed! Thank you so much, Louise. =)

  • Sally 6 years ago

    This fabulous post just gave me the most vivid flashback to my childhood … going to the local suburban Adelaide swimming pool with my nanna in her frilly-skirted bathing suit. I doubt I appreciated it at the time but her swim suit was just as stylish as these gorgeous umbrellas!

  • meg 6 years ago

    This is a great giveaway and the perfect way to spend summer – underneath one of these striking beauties at the beach or in the backyard with a pina colada in one hand,a good book and Carmen Miranda playing softly in the background.Thanks Design Files.

  • Giselle 6 years ago

    I like Le Pixel :-)

  • Gemma 6 years ago

    These umbrellas are so pretty and bright, love them!

  • miss scruffy 6 years ago

    Just gorgeous

  • Bridie 6 years ago

    I pick the pixel!

  • Claire 6 years ago

    LOVE LOVE LOVE these umbrellas! Your umbrella would look so fantastic (with me underneath it!) on the beaches of Perth or down south in Yallingup!

  • kathryn hall 6 years ago

    these are beautiful umbrellas. When a woman no longer looks fashionable in a bikini (ie. me), then she certainly should have one of these!

  • Blano 6 years ago

    such lovely colourways – bring on the beach weather!

  • How fabulous! I would love to win one of these.

  • Jess Kav 6 years ago

    perfect sun shade for my tiny backyard!

  • Michael H 6 years ago

    Great giveaway – they are so colourful and classic.

  • Anna R 6 years ago

    Oooh so lovely! Pick me please.

  • Chhaya 6 years ago

    Oh pick me please!

  • Chloe Walker 6 years ago

    YAYAYAY! I would love to win one of the pixellation designs – so gorgeous!

  • Abbey S 6 years ago

    I have just moved into a house with a huge balcony…this would be great to win for the summer ahead (if the rain ever stops!)

  • henryfea 6 years ago


  • claire 6 years ago

    Looking forward to beachy times! Fingers crossed!

  • Rebecca Giacomi 6 years ago

    Loving the pixelated umbrella!

  • Chelsea Smallwood 6 years ago

    I have been looking for the perfect beach umbrella to keep my family safe from the harsh qld sun! These look absolutely gorgeous! I particularly love the coloured squares brolly! Gorgeous! pls pls pls pick me :-) It will get a lot of use here :-)

  • Jess 6 years ago

    oh yes please, these are lovely.

  • Chris 6 years ago

    Must. have. pixels. on. umbrella……

  • Fiona 6 years ago

    I would buy a bikini just to match these umbrellas . . .

  • Michelle 6 years ago

    Ooooh they are so pretty!! :)

  • julie gabriel 6 years ago

    I colud learn to love the beach under one of these beauties…

  • Margie 6 years ago

    lovely lovely lovely… would so love one as I’m moving to the beach very soon!

  • louisa cunningham 6 years ago

    my personal fav are the squares ,perfect for lying on the beach reading!

  • Buttons 6 years ago

    pick me at comment number 392! I love the beach and I don’t love a sunburn!

  • michelle 6 years ago

    LOVE the colour and patterns!!

  • Belinda 6 years ago

    oh oh oh…. (me hyperventilating at the thought of winning!!)

  • The pixellated one is to die for!
    Crossing my fingers and toes that the giveaway fairy smiles on me this time.
    x Lisa

  • Lil 6 years ago

    absolutely stunning…our family has been using my grandaprents umberella from the 1950’s however it’s certainly time for an update….

  • Cynthia 6 years ago

    Lovely colorful!! :D

  • Paula 6 years ago

    Gorgeous! Considering it is 41 degrees here today, and my business name is Calypso Designs, the lovely retro inspired “Calypso” umbrella is on my wish list!! x

  • Johanna 6 years ago

    Love the beach umbrellas, but way more than I’d ever pay for one. Incidentally, a common grammatical mistake people make these days is with the word ‘laying’. ‘To lay’ is a transitive verb, which means you only do it to something else – you can lay your umbrella down on the beach, you can lay your baby down to sleep, and you can ( or probably can’t) lay an egg. But, if it’s yourself, you can only lie on the beach or be lying on the beach. ‘Lay’ is also the past tense of the verb ‘to lie’, so you can say ‘I lay on the beach’ – meaning you did it in the past; but you cannot say ‘spending many a summer laying underneath a beach brolly’, because the inevitable question is what? Were you laying eggs? Laying eachother? You have to say ‘spending many a summer *lying* underneath a beach brolly’.

    Another thing: when I worked in radio promotions, a golden rule was that promotions should always enhance the product (the radio program), never detract from it. Asking people to leave comments to enter competitions means that the comments are really boring and self-serving to bother reading, are too great in number to read anyway, and result in ridiculously long pages. Better to choose a method that enhances, rather than detracts, from your website.

  • Gina Ropiha 6 years ago

    Oh man, this would be so much better than the improvised double-bed-sheets-over-the-hills-hoist “umbrella” we set up for Christmas dinner last year! RETROLICIOUS.

  • Mkay 6 years ago

    O, to be chic on the beach. How lovely!

  • Ann 6 years ago

    I think I will be the 402nd commenter… my lucky number.. surely my brolly?!

  • Andrew 6 years ago

    Great umbrellas!

  • tiffany 6 years ago

    love those bright colours!!

  • Diane 6 years ago

    I want one!!!

  • Patrice 6 years ago

    There were the famous “Parapluies de Cherbourg”, now the antipodes can claim the “Bondi Umbrellas. What a colorful shade for a carefree day at the beach.

  • G 6 years ago

    Yes yes

  • Catherine 6 years ago

    What vibrant colours!! Enough to brighten up anyone’s day! Just lovely!

  • kate 6 years ago

    please pick me. i had a bad day.

  • CC 6 years ago

    Lovely! Yes please!

  • sharnee Thorpe 6 years ago

    i would love a beautiful umbrella like this, pick me…..

  • mahani 6 years ago

    dilemma! how to choose just one!

  • Brittney 6 years ago

    It’s so refreshing to see bright sun umbrellas, a market which seems to be slightly untouched. Great.

  • Sarah Mccullough 6 years ago

    Ohh boring rain be gone so i can bask in the back yard under one of these funky umbrellas!

  • jade suine 6 years ago

    the pixel umbrella is sensational!

  • Paula 6 years ago

    They are gorgeous! Brilliant colours!

  • Sandra 6 years ago

    i love, love, love these umbrellas and have just the spot to lay under one with a book this summer holidays. x

  • Amanda 6 years ago

    These umbrellas remind me of when I was on the beach as a child! They were great then and even better now! I would love one to return me to those happy days. Thanks Lucy and Basil Bangs gang.

  • Su 6 years ago

    love them!! if only……………

  • hues 6 years ago

    ooh la la… these are lovely and so much FUN!! le pixel is definitely my fave.
    i’m crossing fingers hoping that they start a courtyard umbrella series…

  • Deanne 6 years ago

    I could really see that orange striped one with my outdoor setting!

  • carmen 6 years ago

    x sun umbrellas!

  • Chelsea 6 years ago

    Cool shades

  • James 6 years ago

    Perfect protection for my whiter than Christmas skin!

  • Sarah 6 years ago

    Oooh I adore the pixelated design!

  • Nat 6 years ago

    Oh my god, gorgeousness….. in love, in love, in love! Summer time play and fun.

  • Fiona 6 years ago

    Not only good for my skin but would make it much easier to find my towel!

  • Mandus 6 years ago

    Divine surfie chic

  • Clare 6 years ago

    Classic summer in Australia!

  • Rebecca 6 years ago

    No:428 Would like to express her need for one of these umbrellas in her life….very funky, well done Basil Bangs !!!!!!!

  • Amy 6 years ago

    This is MUCH better than a tan!

  • Erin 6 years ago

    Oohh pixel me up for summer :)

  • Elise 6 years ago

    Fantastic give away, my fingers will be crossed!

  • Imogen 6 years ago

    Pixel heaven!

  • Michael 6 years ago

    Great giveaway. Love the colours!

  • felicity 6 years ago

    wow, these are spectacular!

  • cathy 6 years ago

    THANKS Mike, Lauren and Nicholas for every bit of energy, hard work and fun that occurred to make these umbrellas. Its heavenly to see the ‘GOOD’ Old umbrella..back and with tassels! Oh you are so clever… thank you. Maybe I will be lucky enough to be under one one day.

  • Heike Schmidt 6 years ago

    for even more fun outside… they looking great.

  • georgie 6 years ago

    great colours!

  • Lau 6 years ago

    Wow Australian beaches are going to get even more beautiful with these umbrellas around! ;)

  • Jennifer 6 years ago

    What a gorgoeous summer treat. Would love to sit under one of these sipping iced tea and reading my favourite magazine!

  • Jeremy Smart 6 years ago

    These are beautiful! I would love to win one of these umbrellas. Wouldn’t a beach covered in these be sensational!

  • Megan 6 years ago

    With bags packed about to embark on an aussie beach Xmas holiday would love to win one of these – solves the problem of trying to find your family on the beach when you emerge from a long swim!

  • Cyndie 6 years ago

    Wonderful colours! I would love to win one of those!

  • Christopher 6 years ago

    That would be a great Christmas gift for my mother :)

  • kate c 6 years ago

    Basil Bangs rock! How would you decide which one to choose????

  • Bianca 6 years ago

    Love the pixel umbrella!
    It would make anyone the coolest person on the beach!!!

  • Lucas 6 years ago

    I’d bang one of those.

  • Jen and Lu 6 years ago

    My little black pug, Lulu would just love one! She gets very hot at the beach with her shiny black coat.

  • Jen 6 years ago

    Basil in the Barossa? Who needs the beach!

  • sarah 6 years ago

    Beachy Goodness! what a fantastic idea!

  • carly 6 years ago

    stunning! love the checks!

  • Felicia 6 years ago

    First one is beautiful!

  • renee 6 years ago

    I LOVE the kaleidoscope inspired umbrella! Awesome :)

  • Chloe 6 years ago

    I can just see my little 7month old daughter and hubbie and I all sitting under it together!!

  • JimmyReg 6 years ago

    They’re gorgeous! Now all we need are a few more days like today so they can shield the sun rather than the rain!

  • Zoe 6 years ago

    I can’t usually stay on the beach as I’m too pale but one of those umbrellas would do the job nicely.

  • annee 6 years ago

    Got to love summer when it brings such beautiful shade

  • Jackie 6 years ago

    Those colours are incredible!

  • Fee 6 years ago

    We were looking for the perfect beach umbrella – these are it!

  • monica 6 years ago

    aaaahhhhh… what an awesome idea! there’s such a need for these… and these beauties are filling that gap gloriously! me likey…

  • Megan 6 years ago

    Pixel me pretty, yes please! What a great giveaway.

  • AMALA 6 years ago

    can just picture us all shading ourselves under the calypso now on our summer beach holiday now!

  • Leash 6 years ago

    A M A Z I N G – Love love love

  • el 6 years ago

    such awesome colours to go with blue on our beaches!

  • V 6 years ago

    How exciting to be able to sit under one of these on the beach on a hot night!
    woo hoo!

  • Sian 6 years ago

    love the kaleidoscopic colour :)

  • Marianne Sourial 6 years ago

    Love the Pixels one!!! Cross my fingers…

  • Robyn 6 years ago

    ahhh I love trendy shade!

  • Sarah S 6 years ago

    I want one! I need one! Just didn’t know it until I saw these!

  • Sue 6 years ago

    Great fun designs, they will really stand out from all others on the beach.

  • Barb 6 years ago

    Love the umbrellas
    Love Design Files

    Happy Christmas to you – thanks for your enthusiasm and passion for all things creative

  • Katherine 6 years ago

    Gorgeous xx

  • Renee burgess 6 years ago

    Beautiful summer umbrellas x

  • Jules 6 years ago

    Love the brollys! xx

  • elly 6 years ago

    lovely brollies, perfect for our fierce Perth sunshine :)

  • Suzanna 6 years ago

    I need these in my life.

  • Susie 6 years ago

    Wow! They say summer to me!

  • angela raven 6 years ago

    what sassy umbrellas!

  • Fi P 6 years ago

    laying on the beach, waves lapping the sand, seagulls soaring, boats sailing, staring up at a kaleidescope of colours against the blue sky…..

  • cathy gallagher 6 years ago

    wow what gorgeous designs! I love these umbrella’s!!!!!

  • lesley 6 years ago

    Lucy, I am so sad I missed the “midnight” deadline.
    Everytime I sent the ‘comment” my computer told me to “slow down” andI dont think it was ever received.

    sadface, beautiful brolly, happy christmas.

  • emma g 6 years ago

    these are RAD

  • Georgia 6 years ago


  • Camila F. 6 years ago

    Oh, I need one of this great beach umbrellas (Le Pixel is just perfect)!

  • Anna 6 years ago

    they’re beautiful. i’d love one to put my new bub under this summer!

  • msd 6 years ago

    Was that really necessary Johanna? Lucy obviously puts a lot of time and effort into this site. I’m amazed she manages to fit it in with a regular job as well. I, for one, appreciate all her efforts because I’ve discovered many designers, products and events on here. As for the comments on giveaways, I’m sure the people who donate prizes don’t mind this approach; in fact they probably rather like reading the comments, even if it is just someone saying “what a cool umbrella”.

    Cheers Lucy, you’re doing a great job. :)

  • Nanette 6 years ago

    OMG these are so gorgeous, as someone as pale as a polar bear with a family that loves the beach I would so love to be able to join them sitting under one of these umbrellas. I love the wishlists, has inspired me to make a mood board of my wish list.

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by Lucy Feagins
Friday 6th November 2015