A rough guide to popular mechanics

The world of kinetic art is full of wonder: sculptural machines that forgo utility in favour of futility, uncertainty and fragility. Meet the people putting the ‘fun’ into function…

Maria Sigma

Weaver Maria Sigma talks about working from home

For London Craft Week, weaver Maria Sigma moves her enormous loom from her home studio into The Home of Craftsmanship. While she demonstrates her work in a new environment, we caught up with Sigma about the delicate art of working from home…


How often do we look at our surroundings and appreciate the inspiration available on our doorstep? Sometimes a trip to new environments can force us to look at our own vicinity in a different way, or form a connection that unites us.

The Wonder Plant

From magic spells and a valuable source of Omega 3 oils, to the fibre that is spun and woven into linen – a zero-waste process resulting in one of the oldest, most durable and low impact of natural fabrics – flax is a wonder plant with many uses...

Esna Su

When Turkish students were denied access to study in America in the aftermath of the Iraq War, Esna Su’s future plans were crushed. She was living in Antioch in southern Turkey, just 12 miles from the Syrian border, which was increasingly becoming home to refugees fleeing war and decided to move to London to improve her English instead.

Precious Metal

Leszek Sikon recognised he needed to set himself on a new path. He was working for a big British retailer, having worked up through the ranks more than seven years, and he was feeling burnt out – it was time to seek out a more meaningful future for himself.

Fifty High St.

We are delighted to introduce Fifty High St. a new shop in Bruton, Somerset for timeless craft and design from the team behind Hole & Corner.

Listen Weekly 16: Blue

We return to the Listen Weekly series with edition #16 - aka the Blues. Having previously explored the colour orange through music, this time we're exploring the big BLUE...

Take It On The Road

David Reynolds chooses the slowest of drives down the length of America. On smooth, grey tarmac, I drive slowly, pass a pair of deer to my left, and realise that I’ve never driven like this before: unhurried, giving myself as much time as I want to look and think.

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