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
"At Hole & Corner, we know all about slowing down and making room for the things that matter most in life. For our number one vendetta, we celebrate this ethos at a time when many of us are discovering the therapeutic nature of doing things. by hand and the true value of an artisanal product in which every detail is taken into consideration. One of the most notable impacts of the pandemic has been a greater appreciation of nature and the environment and, at the same time, a growing awareness of the climate crisis.
It's clear the world has changed, which is why we interviewed some of the people who are helping to change perspective: Miritte Ben Yitzchak, the animator behind the latest Extinction Rebellion film; materials developer Alice Potts in her relentless quest to find alternatives to plant and algae plastics; activist and politician Magid Magid on his new research in which he analyzes how we use popular culture to create social change.
Before rewiring our lives, many of us need to do some digital cleaning. Mark Hooper takes some time away from his smartphone to find smarter ways to achieve greater focus and lead a less distracted life; Ally Capellino tells us about her 40 years of business and reflects on how not having a plan is sometimes the best plan.
Sam Walton, founder and art director of Hole & Corner, celebrates this anniversary issue, getting as far away as possible from everything, in the Lofoten archipelago on the Søvågen coast, in the company of four chefs and a couple of blacksmiths. Her story is almost as magical as the portfolio of photographs she shares.
We also go on a nature trail to Old-Lands in Monmouthshire with conservationist Sam Bosanquet and learn a few lessons about the secret lives of the moths and the incredible biodiversity it cultivates there. Jude Rogers talks to composer Max Richter and his collaborator Yulia Mahr about his epic eight-hour work, Sleep, and the recently released film they worked on together, documenting the wonderful nighttime performances.
The past six months have given us a chance to stop, stand still and rethink. Sometimes, it's just about changing the way we look at the world and changing our perspective slightly. So hopefully it will all start to make sense.