The Reflection Issue

The Reflection Issue is out now.  In our eleventh issue we explore the worlds of precious metals and jewellery, crystal and glassware – but also take a more meditative approach to the subject. We speak to gilder Colin Mullins, who left school at 14 without being able to read or write and now does prestigious work for the Queen, Emma Peascod talks us through her unique, mirrored surfaces. We meet some of jewellery’s leading lights to discuss their industry today. We visit Lasvit in Bohemia and Riedel in Bavaria to see how some of the world’s best glassmakers defy physics, chemistry and received wisdom in their quest for perfection. In Notes, Zygmunt Bauman reflects on why it’s good to embrace a crisis and Mulberry founder Roger Saul on a life of changing perspectives. Come, step through the looking glass…

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Martin Creed

Artist Martin Creed agreed to talk to us about his commitment to truth, freedom and the power of repetition on one condition: we published his words entirely unedited, with every ‘um’ and ‘ah’ included.. Here then is our conversation, exactly as it happened…

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Elvis And The Pit

‘I should have realised sooner, that Elvis and his hair and those songs had not been ephemeral distractions, but part of a generational change that was articulated and communicated in looks, sound textures and movements.’  Richard Benson on the strange relationship between the pit and popular culture…

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Zgymunt Bauman

With the sad news of Zygmunt Bauman's death, here we republish Jude Roger's interview in the Reflection Issue, with the eminent philosopher, musing on the importance of work well done, the problem with Facebook and why it’s good to embrace crisis. ‘I don’t have any answers,’ he says, ‘but I do have some ideas…

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Chris Watson

Chris Watson has been on a mission to make us stop and listen to
the world since his childhood. He is one of the world's leading sound recorders of wildlife and natural phenomena. The more your do it, he insists, the deeper, more powerful the experience... 

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My Hole and Corner

The term 'hole-and-corner' derives from an old English phrase meaning a secret place or a life lived away from the mainstream: somewhere you go to contemplate, create and be inspired. From sheds to secret gardens, here are some of our favourite people's favourite spaces…

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