Available now: The Nest Issue
For the Nest Issue of Hole & Corner, our thoughts turn to home…
In Issue 16, we explore the idea of ‘home’ from the inside out and the outside in. We rifle through the drawers of a few of our favourite creative people to discover their favourite objects. We speak to some of the best architects in the world – including Jonathan Tuckey and Alex de Rijke (winner of the 2017 RIBA Stirling Prize) – and also to pioneering estate agents The Modern House – to talk about how their work reflects the way we live today.
Elsewhere, we explore the parallels between our own nesting instincts and those of our feathered friends, from the science of nests to the strange case of the bird that creates its own art (something that gallerist Steve Lazarides, unofficial king of street art and keen twitcher, might appreciate as he takes us birdwatching on the south coast).
The new issue also features a first for Hole & Corner: four exclusive, limited edition covers by the artist Charlotte Taylor, celebrating the theme of the home at different times of day. Keep an eye out for our upcoming interview with Taylor.
Developing the theme, Allan Jenkins, editor of Observer Food Monthly and author of a new book, Morning, muses on the importance of the dawn, while Sheryl Garratt, former editor of The Face, writes on Zen and the art of tidying your room. And Mojo senior editor Andrew Male spends a weekend sleeping with books, all in the name of research.
We explore the bohemian history of the artists, boatbuilders and musicians of Eel Pie Island, a living embodiment of a ‘hole-and-corner’ in the heart of London; while artist Sue Skeen offers a poetic paean to her personal library.
We also launch a new section this issue: H&C Selects, in which we profile some of our favourite emerging makers – in the broad sense of the term. Working in interesting ways, from reviving old knowledge to creating new materials we hear their thoughts on home and their practice.
Welcome to Hole & Corner Issue 16: make yourselves at home…
You can buy The Nest Issue, with each of the four exclusive covers, here.