Rambling Down Through The World

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Issue 12 sees us travel around the world to celebrate the power of the global as well as local – from Indian jewellery makers to Irish basket weavers, Italian cashmere kings to classic British boatbuilders. It's as much about the journey as the arrival

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Issue 12: Journey

Hole & Corner has always been inspired by an urge to widen our knowledge by learning from cultures. Be they the craftspeople of Ireland or India (in an epic, 32-page exploration in association with Kamalan Travel), we celebrate the power of the global as well as the local – broadening our minds through travel, not hiding behind walls and artificial barriers.

To help us on our quest, we speak to a variety of people this issue whose work is shaped by landscape – from the fascinating art/architecture duo Studio Swine to Brunello Cucinelli, whose eponymous fashion label is firmly rooted in the countryside of his hometown of Solomeo.

We embark on a series of travel conversations – whether foraging on foot in West Wales with Jessica Seaton of Toast, or scrambling in the hills on vintage motorbikes with Nick Ashley, creative director of Private White V.C.

Elsewhere we follow in Tenzing Norgay’s footsteps, go mudlarking on the River Thames, float over the Alps by balloon and get ourselves stranded on a remote Mongolian lake. We hear about epic journeys across Africa by bike, go in search of Shangri-La as we discover China’s first fine wine and explore the long history of boatbuilding in Plymouth.

But whether on planes, trains or automobiles; underground, overground or rambling free: it’s always as much about the journey as the arrival.

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