Marvin Lazaro -- Casual Living, May 21, 2013
Whether taking a break from the sun to dine, to keep the glare off electronics or to provide a place to daydream for hours, an umbrella not only offers shade and a central gathering point, but also a bit of eye candy with a techy edge.
PALM SPRINGS RATTAN
An array of canvas umbrellas - from 7.5-ft. to 11-ft. - provide a 97.5% ultraviolet protection factor.
Flexible yet tough, this all fiberglass umbrella features a center pole with a telescoping set of levels for use with standard, counter or bar height tables.
The pop of Cha Cha Pomegranate color makes this 10-ft. Shanghai Collar Tilt umbrella both a head turner and shade maker.
IL BELLA SOLE
Mediterranean-inspired Arabella shaded chaise lounge/canopy is fully adjustable and available in either black or brown rattan.
Provide a pop of color to a patio or poolscape with the Trace Triangular Manual Lift umbrella in Canvas Jockey Red.
The Plantation MAX Weathered Teak cantilever offers elegant, Old World charm coupled with a tough Aluma-TEAK finish.
Now in a 13-ft. diameter size, the Riva is offered with a wide selection of marine or furniture grade fabrics.
Cool an overheated deck or patio by up to 20 degrees with this retractable awning shaded by Sunbrella fabric.
This architectural structure, a cellular PVC pergola kit, braves the elements season after season.
The popular black-and-white fashion trend goes outdoors with the 9-ft. Collar Tilt with Swiss Dot fabric.
The Side Wind cantilever umbrella in bamboo, a plant which resists rot, warping and splitting, rotates 360 degrees.