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Our 'Meet the Maker' features so far have all explored the world of physical objects; items created by artisans that you can hold, own, wear, touch and treasure. This time, we've gone digital. But graphic designer, Matt Needle's work still

When one door closes, another one opens. Or something slightly less cliche. As Everything Everywhere All At Once’s historic sweep at the Oscars signals the end of the 2022 year of film, there’s minimal reprieve for the industry as the

Flitting between New York and London, Cameron McNee is always found with a camera around his neck. From working with high-end brands for editorial content to his personal community projects, he’s rebellious in his approach to photography and tireless in

Mary Woodvine haunts the Cornish Coast in this enigmatic and enthralling new film from BAFTA Winning Filmmaker Mark Jenkin.   Mark Jenkin submerged the world in his rugged, rough debut Bait back in 2019, securing him the BAFTA for Outstanding Debut from

Words by: Beth Bennett Imagery: Hayden Blaz Fresh from the set of the upcoming third season of Apple’s hit cultural phenomenon, Ted Lasso, AFC Richmond’s most charming greyhound, Kola Bokinni (Isaac McAdoo), joined us for a chat about taking risks, footballing

Author and activist Olia Hercules was having a positive start to the year before her home country came under attack from Russian Forces. Since the invasion, Olia has worked tirelessly spreading awareness, raising millions for charity. Interestingly, Olia works on

Words: Jai McIntosh Takahashi McGil imbue time-honoured Japanese tradition with western technique to artfully craft a beautiful selection of homeware and furniture. Jai: So who are Takahashi McGil? T/M: We create functional homeware and decorative Art pieces made from a mix of local

Typically, when you venture into the wilderness you are accompanied by whoever is brave enough, in this case, it was my brother, Ethan. You then have to haul your sleeping arrangements, clothing, food, and entertainment with you before resting your

For six years, Bolt has stood at the heart of London’s custom motorcycle scene. We sit down with Bolt founder, Andrew Almond, to discuss the intersection between engineering and style, changes in the custom scene, and memories of his first

This month our resident architecture columnist, Róisín considers the untapped potential of Parasitic architecture Words by Róisín HANLON Parasitic architecture is one of the most informal types of architecture. Sometimes playful, sometimes political, it can be used as a way of hacking the

Physical and mental wellbeing often only come to the fore in the latter stages of the year. We talk to two major proponents in the quest for all year wellness Simon GunningCALM The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is an award-winning charity

This month our resident expert, Róisín Hanlon, discusses the most unfairly maligned of architectural movements Brutalism is certainly one of the most contentious styles of architecture. Characteristics of the style include; strong lines, geometric forms, raw materials, exposed structure and "memorability of image". Though

Ever sat on a scaffolding plank and sipped a cocktail from a jam jar at a table made from a reclaimed cable drum? Welcome to the new industrial aesthetic From the latter part of the 20th Century - as Britain’s manufacturing

The sustainability narrative is a conflicting one to its core, hypocrisy as sport shouldn’t take anything away from people trying to do the right thing I’ll admit it. I used to thrive on calling people out on any scrap of hypocrisy

Tried, Tested and Taken to Task If we’re honest with ourselves, the term ‘Buy less, buy better’ is as snappy as it is potentially vapid. Sure, the ‘buy better’ goes down nice and easy. After all, there’s a romanticism to the

Circular-economy architecture or cradle-to-cradle has been coined ‘the next industrial revolution’, but what is it and how can we adapt our approach to incorporate it? At this year’s WantedDesign Show in Manhattan, the Finnish Cultural Institute of New York commissioned a

We chat to Mae-Ling Lokko about her architecture and technology transcending installation, Hack The Root, and preview our favourites from this year’s Liverpool Biennial Essential Journal: Hi Mae-ling, introduce yourself and tell us about your installation… Mae-ling Lokko: My name is Mae-ling