The Newport


We love working with designers and architects on special projects that require a little somethin’ somethin’ by way of shade. We pride ourselves on our ability to do something different, so it was a real treat to work with the team at Merivale on developing some new custom umbrellas for The Newport.


This grand old establishment in Newport, on Sydney’s northern beaches has possibly the world’s best location for a pub. Nestled into the hillside and surrounded by gum trees, you can sip a beer and enjoy a gorgeous plate of food overlooking the twinkling Pittwater.

Bring on more summer afternooons spent on this beautiful terrace we say!


(Images courtesy Merivale)

A Little Ray of Sunshine

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It’s a grey and drizzly day here in Sydney, so I can’t help but want to spread some sunshine about. As soon as these images came through I knew exactly what to do with them: share that yellow happiness right around!

We fell in love with our old favourite, Miss Marigold, all over again when we saw this bright and beautifully styled installation for Robina Town Centre’s ‘Sundeck’.  Don’t you just want to grab a cool drink and laze about?

Sadly the installation has finished for now, so we sit with baited breath to see what the talented folk at Alexa Nice Interior Design do next!

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Images courtesy Alexa Nice Interior Design. Photography by John Baginski.

Basil Bangs is Pretty Shady

No, we’re not hungover, but we are certainly shady. We make umbrellas after all! We make them for a couple of reasons, one of which is because we want to stay outside for longer without frying to a crisp, and another is because we want to do it in style. As it turns out, the crew at Pretty Shady share that same goal. It goes without saying that we were pretty thrilled when they asked us to develop a custom beach umbrella for them, which would sit alongside some other awesome sun-smart products (custom t-shirt by Lister anyone?!).

Happily, it’s no longer under wraps and we can show you all what we’ve come up with. One of our favourite fashion bloggers, Nicole Warne from Gary Pepper Girl loves it, and we hope you do too!

Basil Bangs Pretty Shady beach umbrella

Want to know the best bit? They’re giving these products away. Call them crazy, but it’s happening, and it’s happening here.

Basil Bangs at…the Fox Hotel Brisbane

We love seeing our umbrellas used in commercial settings, and the newly opened Dandys Rooftop at The Fox Hotel in West End, Brisbane is no exception. Our sun umbrellas look perfect in this sea of colour!

Featured umbrellas: Balmy Origami, Mi Casa Su Casa II, Wonderland, Calypso and Mr Huckabee.

Designed by Marc and Co, we think it looks like a pretty fun place to enjoy an after work tipple, and I hear their cocktails are pretty darn good. See you there!


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Fox Hotel Brisbane