This issue is dedicated to getting the balance right. Whether it’s Thea Wright and Ted Kessler rediscovering their dads or Jude Rogers launching her own ode to London. Elsewhere we discover John Delacour’s ‘Battersea Dogs Home for pianos’; search through Simon Costin’s Museum of British Folklore and discover how leather designer Bill Amberg built his own custom motorbike with a little help from a friend.
Larke Optics’ Laura Nicholson describes her life through a lens, while Pascale Mussard of Hermès is keeping her family’s vision alive with an inspiring approach to using off-cuts and unwanted pieces from the manufacturing process. Meanwhile Mike Davies, the architect who had a hand in the Pompidou Centre and the Greenwich Dome, explains why he’d rather be looking at the stars… and we discuss the trials and tribulations of winemaking with Olivier Varichon.
Backyard Bill meets a few of our favourite jewellery designers, while Penelope Hobhouse talks us through her influential career in garden design and world-famous hairstylist Sam McKnight shows off his green fingers.
Mark Reddy shows off his unequalled collection of rare ukuleles, while David Forsyth talk us through how he set up his sustainable surfboard business: while we meet J & F J Baker tanners; proof they do still make them like they used to…