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Villages brewery reveal their secret ingredient

An essential component in creating a successful brew is disco, with a generous serving of jazz, according to brothers Archie and Louis Villages, founders of the Villages brewery.

The secrets of Islay

Author Richard Benson goes in search of the spirit of a remote Hebridean island… where the whisky always comes with water. Dedicated to the memory of our friend Carl Reavey.

Laura Ellen Bacon: meet the willow queen

In this exclusive extract from Issue 15, we discover how the acclaimed artist has been fashioning elaborate sculptural forms out of natural material ever since creating complex treehouses as a child. ‘There’s lots of muscle involved’, she explains…

Time is on their hands

Working with incredible accuracy, cocooned from the outside world, knowing that they have all the time they need to get things exactly right: meet the best watchmakers in the world…

H&C Recommends: Elizabeth Friedlander

First on our ‘must see’ calendar for 2018 is Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft’s retrospective of the work of designer and calligrapher Elizabeth Friedlander, best known for her work on Penguin book covers in the mid-20th century.

H&C Recommends: The best of 2017 Pt 2

In the second of our reviews of 2017, Editorial Director Mark Hooper picks his cultural highlights, alongside our own 'Saint Nicks' – contributing Editors Nick Sullivan and Nick Compton…

Once Around the Block with Philip Treacy

Philip Treacy’s collection of unique wooden blocks, handcarved by a master craftsman in Paris, represent a rare and very personal library of the shapes that have formed his career. Just don’t call them art…

Artist Tony Hornecker builds us a hole-and-corner by the sea

Set designer to the stars, visual artist and theatrical restaurateur – Tony Hornecker is many things. He has made his life his art and his art a performance – which explains in part how he came to assemble this strange interpretation of a ‘hole-and-corner’ off the Kent coast…

In Search of the Key with Linda Nicholson

Step through the doors of her South London home and you will discover one of the finest keyboard collections in the world. And for Linda Nicholson, playing them is everything: it’s the only way to appreciate how the works of the great composers were first heard...