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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.

Three Miles per Hour

Even in a busy city, the canal is a place to discover, to slow down and dream. Hole & Corner set off at a steady 3mph along a stretch of the 2,000 miles of waterways cared for by the Canal & River Trust, taking in the people, the history and the changing landscape...

Lost and Found

Simon Gaiger uses the odd bits of metal and wood offered up by the hedges surrounding his Welsh home for his sculptural work: his tinker’s ethic born of an eclectic childhood lived around the world, from Uganda to the Falklands...

She Sells Sanctuary

You know your tea. But a day spent with Henrietta Lovell – aka the Rare Tea Lady– is enough to prove you’ve been doing it all wrong. As she advises Noma on the perfect accompaniment to their award-winning menu, we join her to discover that reading the leaves is all about how tea makes you feel. Prepare for a stirring experience...

The Motorcycle Diaries

Geoffrey Kent, the award-winning founder and CEO of travel company Abercrombie & Kent, recalls the career-defining 2,500-mile motorcycle trip across the length of Africa that he embarked on at the age of 16...

The Smell of Light

Artist and scent archivist Sissel Tolaas and Omer Arbel, founder of the Canadian lighting, design and manufacturing brand Bocci, meet in Tolaas’s ReSearch laboratory in Berlin – where she houses her collection of over 7,000 individual odours – to discuss how their careers are devoted to approaching the senses in new and unusual ways.

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