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H&C Recommends: Elizabeth Friedlander

First on our ‘must see’ calendar for 2018 is Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft’s retrospective of the work of designer and calligrapher Elizabeth Friedlander, best known for her work on Penguin book covers in the mid-20th century.

H&C Recommends: The best of 2017 Pt 2

In the second of our reviews of 2017, Editorial Director Mark Hooper picks his cultural highlights, alongside our own 'Saint Nicks' – contributing Editors Nick Sullivan and Nick Compton…

Once Around the Block with Philip Treacy

Philip Treacy’s collection of unique wooden blocks, handcarved by a master craftsman in Paris, represent a rare and very personal library of the shapes that have formed his career. Just don’t call them art…

Artist Tony Hornecker builds us a hole-and-corner by the sea

Set designer to the stars, visual artist and theatrical restaurateur – Tony Hornecker is many things. He has made his life his art and his art a performance – which explains in part how he came to assemble this strange interpretation of a ‘hole-and-corner’ off the Kent coast…

In Search of the Key with Linda Nicholson

Step through the doors of her South London home and you will discover one of the finest keyboard collections in the world. And for Linda Nicholson, playing them is everything: it’s the only way to appreciate how the works of the great composers were first heard...

Dreaming high with Cameron Balloons

Founded in Bristol in the 1970s, Cameron Balloons have earned their reputation as the best hot-air balloon company in the world. They may have come a long way from the early days of stitching canopies in their own flat, but the principle remains the same, as founder Don Cameron explains: ‘Heat air and it expands…’ 

A Factory Sampler: how to make Brexit work

The British garment industry was once the pride of the nation – and with Brexit looming there has never been a better opportunity to reboot it. From investment in factories to apprenticeships, here’s how to get it right – from those who know best…

Crafting Futures: Billy Lloyd at Oaxaca

For the British Council’s collaborative residency programme in Mexico, the award-winning ceramicist and industrial designer Billy Lloyd teamed up with local potter Macrina Matteo and her family in San Marco Tlapazola.

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