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Lawrence Neal

It takes Lawrence Neal a good few days – and a lifetime of experience –to make the traditional rush-seated chair designed by Ernest Gimson in the1890s.

Back To The Egg

Father-and-son team Peter and Andy Holden have neatly dovetailed their two careers in a fascinating study of the art of nests – and what it says about our own homes and relationships...

Iron Man

American artist and iron forger Tom Joyce has melted, smelted and hammered a reputation for dismantling the barriers between art and science.

Something in The Water

Not content with being one of the few artists using fish leather as the prime raw material in her work, Kari Furre is also one of the pioneers of wild swimming in the UK

In The Modern Style

When two architecture journalists set up The Modern House estate agency, the fact that they had no practical experience proved to be their USP. Their secret?

Flowered Up

Floral alchemist Shane Connolly may have worked on one of the most televised weddings of the 21st century, but he’s never compromised on his mantra of ‘seasonal, British, local, thoughtful, sustainable’… and understanding the language of flowers...

Dancing on the Edge

How did an unschooled outlier from choreography’s avant-garde become the darling of the YouTube generation? For Ryan Heffington it’s simple: he makes you want to dance your heart out...

Harvest Moon

Fern Verrow has become a byword for biodynamic farming, forming a relationship with high-profile clients including Nigel Slater and Skye Gyngell that is built on ‘loyalty, honesty, constant communication and, at times, really hard work’

The Prom Queen

Fed up with hearing how classical music should be more diverse and accessible, composer Hannah Kendall decided to take things into her own hands.

My English Rows

The lavender fields of Foxbury Farm are a fragrant landmark for anyone travelling south through the Kentish Weald – the culmination of 20 years’ work from journalist-turned farmer Jod Mitchell...

My Aim is True

BDDW’s Tyler Hays gave up on selling polymers and plastics to designers to make things out of wood for a ‘crazy ass client list’ of rock stars, celebrities and presidents, with archery evenings that have been compared to Warhol’s Factory.

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