Rafflesia – The world’s largest bloom

Since it is one of the rarest plants in the world and on the verge of extinction we decided to display it on one of our umbrellas – Rafflesia. It is one of our most popular ones. Together with the gecko they form an inseparable couple. This chic umbrella will be discounted 20% for the whole month of April. Please use coupon LoveRafflesia to redeem the offer.


Red Orchid at a glance

Red Orchid is our best seller and I would love to figure out why and how to create another best seller. That is a beauty of creation. You create something and you don’t know what will be the outcome. With Red orchid it was love at first sight.
“Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value. It is a process; it’s not random.” Ken Robinson

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Ant – Did you know?

Ants are capable of carrying objects 50 times their own body weight with their mandibles. If we have proportions of ants, we would be able to heave a Hyundai over our heads!

I have a weird ant fact quiz for you to test your knowledge! You just need to answer True or False

1. Some army ants are used in Africa to stitch wounds.
o True o False

2. Some ants know how to farm.
o True o False

3. Some ants are slave-makers.
o True o False

4. If the queen ant dies, the whole colony elects a new leader with bits of leaves.
o True o False

5. The queen ant feeds her first batch of young with bits of her own butt.
o True o False

6. Ants can lift objects up to 500 times their body weight.
o True o False

7. Fire ants can clone themselves.
o True o False

8. Some soldier ants guard the nest with their heads.
o True o False

9. There is a supercolony of ants that stretches over more than 3,000 miles in Europe.
o True o False

10. Ants are a culinary delicacy for many people around the world.
o True o False

Answers to the weird ant fact quiz:

1. False.
2. True.
3. True.
4. False. If the queen ant dies, the whole colony dies with her.
5. False. The queen ant feeds her first batch of young with her own saliva.
6. False. However, ants can lift objects up to 50 times their body weight.
7. True.
8. True.
9. True.
10. True.

Ant quiz

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Red Orchid – Did you know?

Because most orchids depends on a single species of bird, bee or other insects for pollination, if that species is eliminated, the particular orchid that depends of that species becomes threatened by extinction. Thus, habitat fragmentation and rainforest destruction may eventually prove devastating to the great number of orchid species in existence today.

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March – dedicated to Red Orchid and Ant umbrella

As I mentioned last week, we decided to designate each month to one umbrella. This is dedicated to the Red Orchid. For you, our dear readers, it means that for the period of the whole month this umbrella will be discounted 20% in our online store. Moreover, during this period we will speak more about the design, colors and animals on this particular umbrella. In this case you will gain increasing knowledge about the red orchid and the ants. What role they play in the worlds ecosystem and why they have been selected to be displayed on La Brellas canopy. Happy reading.


One month one umbrella

We are launching a new project consisting of us promoting a new umbrella each month, not only discussing the product itself but discussing everything that ranges from it’s canopy all the way to its roots. We will put forth anything from interesting facts about the umbrellas faunal and floral constituents to how these members of the rainforest

are used in many different fashionable designs. Each month, a selected umbrella will undergo this promotion as well as receive a substantial discount for the duration of the month. Our aim with the “one month one umbrella” approach is for you, our customers, to get better acquainted with every one one of our umbrellas designs and get deeper in touch with the message each umbrella carries.



Creating an ad

I was just going through a very creative process – making an ad which would attract an audience. I made a few proposals and tested with some friends of mine. I would love to hear from you what is your favorite design and tagline.

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Spiderweb – delicate substance

This time I would like to introduce to you one of our new designs – Spiderweb. I have been fascinated by spiderwebs for some time now and couldn’t resist to use one of their creations on La Brella’s canopy. Did you know that people have been able to replicate many natural substances and fibers but spider silk is not one of them. The molecular structure of spider silk is simply too complex for us to recreate.


New Website

Hi guys, I am so excited to share with you our new web pages, which have just been published yesterday. The new pages have the following features:

1) added boldness
2) targets not only people searching for unique umbrellas but also those searching for creative gifts for loved ones or friends
3) Stress the fact that we actively help protect the rainforest

We have implemented some new features like background noises of the rainforest and new images. Please have a look at the pages and share with me your thoughts. The french translation will be out soon.



Appreciate our planet

Take a few minutes to watch Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot below, it will help you appreciate our planet even more. In the time you have watched this video, 825 acres of the rainforest will be destroyed around the world.