The Performance Issue

In Issue 13, we go behind the scenes of performance. We interview set designer Tony Hornecker, über-choreographer Ryan Heffington and creative director Michael Howells. We deconstruct the rules of pop with The Art of Noise and go back to basics with songwriter Luke Sital-Singh. We travel to Paris for the Hermès Saut equestrian event and tour the deco cinemas of India. Discovering performance wherever you may find it – be that the local farm or a Tiffany’s shop window...

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The Journey Issue

Issue 12 takes us on a journey: Travelling through Rajasthan to meet weavers and gem carvers, a survey of some of the best makers of Ireland.  Foraging with Jessica Seaton of Toast, and scrambling on motorbikes with Nick Ashley of Private White VC. Elsewhere we follow in Sherpa Tensing’s footsteps, float over the Alps and hear about epic journeys across Africa. Whether on boats, planes, trains or automobiles: it’s always as much about the journey as much as the arrival.

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The Reflection Issue

In issue 11 we explore reflection: the world of precious metals and jewellery, crystal and glassware – but also take a more meditative approach to the subject. We visit glass experts Lasvit in Bohemia and Riedl in Bavaria. We speak to gilder and raconteur Colin Mullins and meet some of jewellery’s leading lights to discuss their industry today. Zygmunt Bauman reflects on why it’s good to embrace a crisis and Mulberry founder Roger Saul on a life of changing perspectives... 

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The Form Issue

This issue is devoted to the theme of form: We talk form and beauty with Adrian Joffe of Comme de Garçons, leather designer Bill Amberg and the legendary Sir Peter Blake. Photograph the marble quarries of Carrara and meet salvage experts Retrouvius. There's stories on a rush weaver, car model makers, sculptors, potters and designers. We even uncover the story of possibly the earliest ever example of a sculpture found in Britain – from the man whose back field it originated from...

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The Movement Issue

This issue is devoted to the theme of motion: be it found in timepieces, bicycles or boats – from the movement of the body to the mechanics of making. We meet the automata makers, a bespoke ski maker in Norway,  visit Switzerland's best watchmakers and journey at 3mph along some of Britain’s canals and riverways examining lives literally lived away from the mainstream. There are other movements too - as we examine the current renaissance in British furniture making...

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The Senses Issue

We visit the island of Islay to meet its whisky producers and the fragrant fields of Grasse with Hermès. Discuss the etiquette of tea drinking and reflect on the iconic form of perfume bottles. We talk the senses with Omer Arbel,  Sissel Toolas, Russell Pinch and perfumer Lyn Harris. Artist Martin Creed reflects on disorientation and we talk about sensory experiences with designer Nelly Ben Hayoun...
 

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The Sound & Music Issue

We explore sound in all its glory. We talk to Aphex Twin’s robot maker, Godfried-Willem Raes, field recordist Chris Watson, Kora player Sekou Keita as well as a chat with legendary DJ-producer Andy Weatherall. Elsewhere there's Tracey Thorn of Everything But The Girl and Pete Wiggs of St Etienne.We meet the audiophiles and talk early keyboards with Linda Nicholson, and yes, we even feature the odd hurdy-gurdy…

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The Fashion Issue

The best examples of fashion are built on foundations of rare quality. Craft, beauty, passion and skill are at the very core of fashion at its most inspirational. We feature hat maker Philip Treacy, knitwear pioneer John Allen, interview heritage supremo Nigel Cabourn and listen into a conversation between Raeburn brothers as well as meet Jeremy Atkinson, the last clogmaker in England...

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The Changes Issue

In the age of the instant online fix, time is now the ultimate luxury. This issue is dedicated to those who take the time to do things the right way – whether you’re halfway up a munro in the Scottish Highlands or doing intricate embroidery work in St Paul’s Cathedral. Or Ben Short, who gave up a life in advertising to make charcoal in the woods. The magazine is full of transformative moments – both great and small.

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The Collections Issue

In Issue 04 we look at the things we choose to surround ourselves with and meet the people who call themselves collectors. Be it fossils, furniture, jazz albums, ceramics or bicycle parts inside this issue you’ll find a mixture of the enviable, and the invaluable, the eclectic and the eccentric. Sit back and enjoy our collections. Pipe optional. 
 

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The Learning Issue

This issue is dedicated to the idea of learning from the best. We asked some of the most interesting people we know to tell us what most interests them, inspires them and what lessons they've learned along the way. With stories on stained-glass artist Tom Denny, dry stone waller Ann Stewart and cocktail maker Tony Conigliaro to name a few. 

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Getting the Balance Right Issue

It's probably inevitable that the stories we sought out for this issue started to develop related themes. You could describe the people we were drawn to as ‘treasure hunters.’ Whether their cache is grapes, books, ukuleles, leather, or vintage motorbike parts each finds magic and rare beauty by looking for it where no one else would think. 

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Stories of Dedication Issue

In the first issue of Hole & Corner we introduce not just a new magazine but a new outlook on life. To that end we showcase people keeping traditional skills alive – but on their own terms. Be they cheesemakers, cricket-bat makers, tailors or artists: this sense of taking care to make things properly is what distinguishes them.

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