Seven questions with… Ana Cristina Quiñones

Ana Cristina Quiñones, a Puerto Rican designer whose practice is largely based on her research into sustainable materials, talks about her Material Madura series, how to look for material inspiration in a local context and about her hands-on making process…

Chew on this

Fernando Laposse has worked with many materials in the name of design – from sugar and rubber to corn. But it’s not just about aesthetics, he insists: welcome to the brave new world of food activism…

How I met: print legend Peggy Angus

As The New Craftsmen commission a new limited edition range of Angus' wallpaper prints, David Herbert remembers a chance meeting that led to a very peculiar apprenticeship with one of Britain’s greatest print designers...

Seven questions with... Roxane Lahidji

Designer and self-described 'alchemist', Roxane Lahidji, talks to Hole & Corner about her intense connection to place and nature, how she designs for herself as much as for others, and how she sees the future of sustainable design practices...

The Slow Burn

Ben Short gave up an advertising job in London to become a charcoal burner and hedge-layer in Dorset. He isn’t a craftsman, he insists, more of a semi-skilled labourer devoted to The Old Way. ‘I didn’t know what I wanted to do,’ he says, ‘but I knew I wanted to be useful.’

The materials and mechanics of Will Cruickshank

A new body of work by Will Cruickshank is currently on show at the Aspex gallery in the harbour of Portsmouth. Comprising of sculptural pieces in a variety of materials as well as woven wall hangings this quiet exhibition, titled Push and Pull, invites the visitors to walk amongst the pieces and contemplate on their tactile surfaces.

The ancient arts of Pedro da Costa Felgueiras

In the very first issue of Hole & Corner, we interviewed Pedro da Costa Felgueiras about his work, which almost resembles that of an alchemist. As he has now donated an object for the Cræftiga collection, sold to raise funds for the talent search, we look back on this very first collaboration and his exquisite techniques...

Cræftiga judges revealed!

We are pleased to announce that the judges for the inaugural Cræftiga award will be: Sarah Myerscough, Sean Sutcliffe and Faye Toogood.

New Designers - the ones to watch from week one

New Designers gathers over 1,500 students and recent graduates in the Business Design Centre in North London for two weeks of fresh design perspectives. As we take a breath in between week one and two, we've gathered some of the names from the first week we will be watching out for...

Seven questions with... artist Rami Dalle

Today is the last day of Beirut Design Week and so we are introducing you to one more Beirut-based artist. Rami Dalle, who often collaborates with retailers in what he calls 'art meets the mass and the consumer', creates symbolic collages in his workshop with the help of local makers...

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