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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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La Brella in O-Trends

Blue wine & Pomegranate

Proud to announce that La Brella umbrellas have been featured in O-Trends section of Ornaris Exhibition. They have got noticed indeed!

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Let’s meet at ORNARIS

If you are by any chance anywhere near Zurich come and stop by at our stand at the ORNARIS Expo starting January 15 to Jan 17. We will be introducing our new collection and you might find your ideal buddy for rainy days. Our booth is located in the hall number 4 , stand B 14. We are looking forward to meeting you there!

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And our first year is behind us

I would like to thank you for your support and advice you gave us during this first year of our journey in starting this new business. It has been a hectic year which brought us some gains and some losses. But without them we would not be able to make any steps forward. As Gaiman Read said” I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world.” So I wish you as many mistakes as possible to make this world a better place.
All the best for 2017.