The New Mediterranean

A shared love for plants, handmade products, natural materials, Henri Matisse and the organic shapes found in the Mediterranean architecture and landscapes are just some of the elements that connect a new wave of Barcelona-based creatives and collaborators who are influencing current fashion and art trends. We’ve selected some clothing and accessories brands, shoemakers, illustrators and jewellery labels that represent … Read More

Mill Project

Founded by Tom Kirkman and Jarred Shirley, Mill Project is a company that creates wristwatches based on a philosophy for honest design. We chatted with Tom and Jarred to find out more about their inspiration, their first watch collection and running a business from two different cities. www.millproject.net Can you introduce yourselves and tell us a little bit about what … Read More

Made in Portugal

Chances are that if you own a piece of clothing by a European brand that cares about sustainability and quality its label says ‘Made in Portugal’. The country has long been known for its manufacturing tradition, but over the past decade Portugal has started to make a name for itself in the design industry thanks to the work of emerging … Read More

Openhouse Magazine

Founded by Andrew Trotter and Mari Luz Vidal, Openhouse is a biannual magazine dedicated to creative people around the world that open their homes or private spaces to the public to organise different events and activities related to gastronomy, art and design. We chatted with Andrew about the beginnings of the magazine, opening his house to other people and how … Read More

The Future of UK’s Independent Ceramic Industry

The UK has always been associated with ceramics and pottery and, over the past few years, the country’s ceramic industry has gone through a revival thanks to independent makers and designers celebrating craftsmanship and using social media to connect with their customers. According to data, the sector grew 45% between 2009 and 2013, and since 2013 the employment in this … Read More