Hole & Corner celebrates craft, beauty, passion and skill. Its about people who spend more time doing than talking, who put content above style, whose work is their life. Through a biannual print magazine and a regularly updated digital platform, we aim to promote local trade and talented individuals, whether professional or amateur, exploring and celebrating the landscape that inspires them. Combining these subjects with some of the worlds finest still life, style and fashion photographers, our goal is to present a lifestyle and culture in a way previously unseen.
In this issue:
Takes us on a journey: Travelling through Rajasthan to meet weavers and gem carvers, a survey of some of the best makers of Ireland. Foraging with Jessica Seaton of Toast, and scrambling on motorbikes with Nick Ashley of Private White VC. Elsewhere we follow in Sherpa Tensing’s footsteps, float over the Alps and hear about epic journeys across Africa. Whether on boats, planes, trains or automobiles: it’s always as much about the journey as much as the arrival.
Reflections Geoffrey Kent, founder of travel company Abercrombie & Kent, recalls the epic African bike trip he made aged 16
Goods The journey starts here: the best in travel and homeware design for the new season
Notes The search for the Shangri-La of wines – Sheryl Garratt discovers new ways of walking on the Kent coast – How to live like a Venetian – Capability Brown’s contemporary trolls – Toby Bourne on the rituals of a familiar train journey – Jason Sandy’s tales from the river bank – Stewart Walton and Jason Goodwin find an unusual passage to India – Mark Hooper gets stuck in Mongolia – Byron’s last journey – Sam Walton follows in Tenzing Norgay’s famous footsteps
Stories of Dedication Made in India, a unique craft tour across Rajasthan – The life and business of cashmere king Brunello Cucinelli – Studio Swine – Aston Martin – Irish craft – Don Cameron, the godfather of modern ballooning – A collection of objects from past travels – Foraging with Jessica Seaton of Toast – Princess Yachts – Lavender farmer Jod Mitchell – Private White V.C.
My hole-and-corner Adam Brown, founder of swimwear company Orlebar Brown, reveals the secret Cornish retreat that he has visited since childhood