Hole & Corner is a biannual magazine dedicated to stories of craftsmanship, beauty, passion and skill. From furniture to fabrics, from ceramics to candles to clothing, everything between these pages tells the story of the artisans behind it.
Hole & Corner founder and creative director Sam Walton started the magazine after moving from London to the Dorset countryside. In conversation with the people he met - a dairy farmer, a local brewer, a baker - and enraptured by their stories, he decided to create a magazine with a focus on these unknown heroes, pairing great writers and photographers with some extraordinary artisans, producers , farmers, glass blowers, paper makers, sculptors and painters. What is told in Hole & Corner is a world, by nature, deeply independent, full of honesty, integrity and hard work, exactly as the magazine that has chosen to be completely free adv wants to be.
Number of pages: 162
The new issue of Hole & Corner already tells from its form the restlessness of the period we lived through.
No paperback that "glues" us to the static nature of a format, but many loose sheets of different sizes and papers, held together by an elastic band that makes the magazine easily "somantabilee reassembled" to your liking, fluid and free. There is also a lot of play on typefaces, images and works of art, starting with the painting by George Young who, in poster format, wraps the magazine
In this number:
We caught up with Sarah Ryhanen to learn about her life at Worlds End, the New York State farm she built with her family, friends and colleagues.
A dive into the Finnish sauna culture, recently identified as worthy of protection on the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List.
Next stop, an organic cottonseed collective, Oshadi, in South India, using ancient recipes.
We talked to experienced travelers, temporarily stationary, about the places they visited: from photographer Cat Vinton's documentation of an ocean community dealing with the real impact of climate change, to Catherine Lock of The New Craftsmen, who told us about little treasures and curiosities that he has collected in his travels over the years.