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The Only Patio Umbrella Buying Guide You’ll Ever Need

There is an overflow of patio umbrellas online, people who just want to protect themselves from the ...

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Buyers Guide – Designer Outdoor Trends in 2023

Say goodbye to 2022 and hello to 2023 with some fresh inspiration. At Shadowspec we’re passionate ...

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Backyard Umbrellas – The Wall Mounted Umbrella

Practical, stylish and useful, Wall Mounted Umbrellas are first-rate. It makes sense right, why wast...

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Top Chef’s Restaurant Design Enhanced with Outdoor Shade

The hospitality industry is undergoing a massive shift, from health regulations to the democratisati...

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Outdoor Design Trends 2022: 22 Fresh ideas for your backyard project.

2022 is on the horizon and Shadowspec is proud to present the third annual compendium for backyard a...

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Shadowspec showcase to the world at Expo 2020 Dubai

Shadowspec, has had the privilege of working with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise at Expo 2020 Duba...

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Cantilever Umbrellas – Make the most of your outdoor space

When you have a great outdoor space, you’ll want to spend as much time as possible out there. Ther...

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A Brief History of the Market Umbrella

The market umbrella has a long regal history. We are proud proponents of the umbrella, its heritage ...

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Quick Guide: How do I Brand a Cafe?

Branding is important for cafes and restaurants. Creating an irresistible brand is as important as c...

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How to take good Instagram photos of umbrellas

When you're making a cocktail, a pina colada if you will, the last thing you do is place a cocktail ...

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Outdoor Design Trends 2021: 21 Backyard design ideas.

In 2020 we released our definitive guide to backyard design to enthusiastic, wonderful triumph, we e...

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Paving Design Ideas to Spruce up your Yard for 2022

We’ve often touched on the ways to update your outdoor area and new paving is a great way to do th...

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